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More Memoirs Of An Aesthete


Author : Harold Acton
language : en
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date : 2008-12

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In this delightful sequel to Memoirs of an Aesthete Harold Acton continues where he left off in 1939. Packed with recollections of the famous personalities he knew such as the Sitwells, Norman Douglas, Bernard Berenson, Gertrude Stein and Evelyn Waugh, this book brilliantly evokes a society that now seems remote.

Memoirs Of An Aesthete


Author : Harold Acton
language : en
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date : 2008-12

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"'We citizens of the world are neither famous nor spectacular. But there is a slow fire burning within us, and it is time for our latent energies to swell forth anew. It is time for us to reassert ourselves. And it is our duty to remind our fellow creatures of what they are fast forgetting, that true culture is universal.'" In this classic memoir Harold Acton offers a witty and vivid account of the first thirty-five years of his life (1904-39): from a boyhood among the dilettanti in Florence before the First World War, through his friendships with some of the great writers of his generation in Oxford and Paris, to his discovery of a spiritual home in Peking. 'As if he were a latter-day Beckford or Horace Walpole, people will long study his books if only to catch an echo of his voice.' Alan Pryce-Jones, "Independent"

The Last Medici


Author : Harold Acton
language : en
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date : 2009-02

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Presents an account of the last Medici, a despotic dynasty. This title demonstrates the hand of death overshadowing the great family in a series of unfortunate marriages - how one by one they vanished into the void. It focuses on the Princess Marguerite-Louise d'Orleans and her husband Cosimo III, most fatal of all the Medicean sovereigns.

Peonies And Ponies


Author : Harold Acton
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1983

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Nice Guys Don T Work In Hollywood


Author : Curtis Harrington
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2013

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Nice Guys Don't Work in Hollywood is a fast-paced view of Harrington's journey through the kaleidoscope of the movie business, acting alternatively as personal memoir and cultural history from a veteran of thee entertainment business. In addition, Harrington was living as a gay man in Hollywood and the book gives a rare peek into the hidden world of what was then an elite subculture. Starting in 1940s avant-garde heyday, harrington made several deeply intuitive and evocative films. Against all odds, he then became a Hollywood insider.

Germs


Author : Richard Wollheim
language : en
Publisher: Random House
Release Date : 2005

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The son of affluent parents - a distant, dandified impresario father he revered; a beautiful, mindless 'Gaiety Girl' mother he came to regret loathing u Richard Wollheim grew up in the English suburbia of the 1920s and 1930s. GERMS is his account of those years. It is a book like no other; a remarkable exploration of childhood by one of the English-speaking world's most distinguished postwar thinkers.

Things I Didn T Know


Author : Robert Hughes
language : en
Publisher: Random House
Release Date : 2010-06-30

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Robert Hughes, one of the most illuminating minds ever to have taken on the subjects of art and culture, uses his same critical abilities to give us a brutally intimate account of his early life, up until the time he quit Australia for the United States. Part memoir, part history lesson, part philosophical tract, Hughes uses his own experiences to examine the nature of art, war, sex, religion, writing and life itself. Piercing, razor-sharp, and above all, fearless, this is by far Hughes's most personal writing to date.