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Collected Tales And Fantasies Of Lord Berners

Author : Lord Berners
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029094617
Genre : Fiction
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Little known in the US, Lord Berners, (1883-1950) was a composer, novelist, painter, and conspicuous asthete. Here is a delightful collection of short fiction by this quirky off-beat writer. With dark razor-sharp wit and spare distinctive prose, Berners offers us an unforgettable set of characters including Cleopatra, composer Emanuel Smith, (William Walton), Emmeline Pocock, who looked like a nymph in one of the less licentious pictures of Fragonar'. These short works are triumphs of dry irony and glorious absurdity.'
Category: Fiction

Lord Berners

Author : Peter Dickinson
ISBN : 9781843833925
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A refreshingly new documentary approach to a unique personality - interviews with leading figures and contemporaries who knew him and his work, set into context and fully annotated.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Mad Boy Lord Berners My Grandmother And Me

Author : Sofka Zinovieff
ISBN : 9781448105199
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Faringdon House in Oxfordshire was the home of Lord Berners, composer, writer, painter, friend of Stravinsky and Gertrude Stein, a man renowned for his eccentricity – masks, practical jokes, a flock of multi-coloured doves – and his homosexuality. Before the war he made Faringdon an aesthete’s paradise, where exquisite food was served to many of the great minds, beauties and wits of the day. Since the early thirties his companion there was Robert Heber-Percy, twenty-eight years his junior, wildly physical, unscholarly, a hothead who rode naked through the grounds, loved cocktails and nightclubs, and was known to all as the Mad Boy. If the two men made an unlikely couple, at a time when homosexuality was illegal, the addition to the household in 1942 of a pregnant Jennifer Fry, a high society girl known to be ‘fast’, as Robert’s wife was simply astounding. After Victoria was born the marriage soon foundered (Jennifer later married Alan Ross). Berners died in 1950, leaving Robert in charge of Faringdon, aided by a ferocious Austrian housekeeper who strove to keep the same culinary standards in a more austere age. This was the world Sofka Zinovieff, Victoria’s daughter, a typical child of the sixties, first encountered at the age of seventeen. Eight years later, to her astonishment, Robert told her he was leaving her Faringdon House. Her book about Faringdon and its people is marvellously witty and full of insight, bringing to life a vanished world and the almost fantastical people who lived in it.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Words And Music

Author : Peter Dickinson
ISBN : 9781783271061
Genre : Music
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Articles, tributes and reminiscences of composer, pianist and author Peter Dickinson are here brought together for the first time.
Category: Music

British Literature And Classical Music

Author : David Deutsch
ISBN : 9781474235839
Genre : Literary Criticism
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British Literature and Classical Music explores literary representations of classical music in early 20th century British writing. Covering authors ranging from T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf to Aldous Huxley, H.G. Wells and D.H. Lawrence, the book examines literature produced during a period of widely proliferating philosophical, educational, and performance-oriented musical activities in both public and private settings. David Deutsch demonstrates how this proliferation caused classical music to become an increasingly vital element of British culture and a vehicle for exploring contentious issues such as social mobility, sexual freedoms, and international political rivalries. Through the use of archives of concert programs, cult novels, and letters written during the First and Second World Wars, the book examines how authors both celebrated and satirized the musicality of the lower-middle and working classes, same-sex desiring individuals, and cosmopolitan promoters of a shared European culture to depict these groups as valuable members of and - less frequently as threats to – British life.
Category: Literary Criticism

William Walton

Author : Stephen Lloyd
ISBN : 085115803X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This acclaimed biography draws on first-hand accounts, including new material on Walton's circle of the 20s and 30s; the composer's work in film a particular focus.
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Short Story Index

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ISBN : UOM:49015002942739
Genre : Short stories
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Category: Short stories

A Dictionary Of The Avant Gardes

Author : Richard Kostelanetz
ISBN : 9781136806209
Genre : Music
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A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes recognizes that change is a driving force in all the arts. It covers major trends in music, dance, theater, film, visual art, sculpture, and performance art--as well as architecture, science, and culture.
Category: Music

Book Review Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015078261917
Genre : Bibliography
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121666916
Genre : Arts
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Category: Arts

About Larkin

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133515531
Genre : Poets, English
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The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
ISBN : NWU:35556030892046
Genre : Literature
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Category: Literature

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015082964654
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

Book Review Index

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ISBN : UVA:X004667564
Genre : Books
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Vols. 8-10 of the 1965-1984 master cumulation constitute a title index.
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The Collected Vocal Music

Author : Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson Baron Berners
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028689052
Genre : Moderne
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The A To Z Of Fantasy Literature

Author : Brian Stableford
ISBN : 0810863456
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105124517744
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature