Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time
Paperback $22.99 - Penguin UK
Biography & Memoir - Published: 15/Oct/2018 - ISBN: 9780141030791
Peerless literary biographer Hilary Spurling turns her attention to Anthony Powell, an iconic figure of English letters. Equally notorious for his literary achievements and his lacerating wit, Powell famously authored the twelve-volume, twenty-five year magnum opus, A Dance to the Music of Time. This enduringly fascinating portrait of mid-20th-century Britain has never been out of print, inspiring TV and radio adaptations and elevating the author to The Times' list of fifty greatest British writers since 1945.
Master novelist, well-connected socialite and keen-eyed social observer, Powell comes into focus as never before in this authoritative biography from one of our generation's greatest biographers. Hilary Spurling is the author of numerous biographies, including Ivy When Young- The Early Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett 1884-1919; Paul Scott- A Life; a two-volume biography of Matisse, The Unknown Matisse and Matisse the Master (also published in the abridged single-volume Matisse- The Life); and Burying the Bones. She won the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize for Ivy When Young, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award for Matisse the Master, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Burying the Bones. In 2016 she won the Biographers' Club Lifetime Achievement Award. Captivating, immersive portrait of the acclaimed British novelist and high society wit - from one of our generation's foremost biographers.
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