Cloth $50.00 ISBN: 9780226677125 Published July 1994 Not for sale in Europe or the British Commonwealth except Canada

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Further Writings on Writers, 1946-1990

Anthony Powell

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Anthony Powell

480 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1991
Cloth $50.00 ISBN: 9780226677125 Published July 1994 Not for sale in Europe or the British Commonwealth except Canada
"A splendid book. I cannot think of one so calculated to delight, intrigue, beguile, and inform. To pick up and browse through it . . . is like meeting some venerable old man of letters comfortably ensconced in his library, only to ready to reveal some pear of humor or wisdom about each of the writers he has chosen to deal with."—Kate Wharton, Evening Standard

"Powell is one of the great novelists of our time, much more interested in other people than in his own views and ideas. The result is that his extraordinary richness of act and detail also embodies a far more arresting and penetrating quantity of critical judgements on books, authors, fashions, developments, than are to be found in the theoretical pronouncement of modern academic criticism."—John Bayley, The Sunday Times

"These delightful reviews could be said to amount to a latter-day Brief Lives."—David Plante, Times Literary Supplement

Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction

The Nineties: Forerunners and By-products
Walter Pater
John Addington Symonds
Havelock Ellis
George Du Maurier
Thomas Wise
Oscar Browning
Oscar Wilde
Frank Harris
John Lane and The Bodley Head
Aubrey Beardsley
Max Beerbohm
William Rothenstein
Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Arthur Symons
John Davidson
Ernest Dowson
Vincent O'Sullivan
John Singer Sargent
Edmund Gosse

Bloomsbury and Non-Bloomsbury
Lytton Strachey
Leonard Woolf
Arthur Waley
Vanessa Bell
The Bloomsburies
Julia Strachey
Frances Partridge
Edward Garnett
Arnold Bennett
Lady Ottoline Morrell
Augustus John
William Orpen
The Pearsall Smith Family
Rupert Brooke
Ethel Sands
Walter Richard Sickert
The Sitwells
Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West
Wyndham Lewis
T. E. Hulme
Léon Bakst
T. S. Eliot
Robert Graves
Siegfried Sassoon
D. H. Lawrence
Rabindrinath Tagore
The Lovat Frasers, The Beggar's Opera, Johnathan Wild
Geoffrey Madan
James Joyce

Some Novels and Novelists
Aphra Behn
Laurence Sterne
James Hogg
Thomas Love Peacock
Sheridan Le Fanu
Verdant Green and Victorian Oxford
George Moore
George Gissing
A. C. Benson
The Prisoner of Zenda
Arthur Machen
J. M. Barrie
The Lanchester Tradition
Q (Arthur Quiller-Couch)
Three Men in a Boat
Sherlock Holmes
Raffles
Norman Douglas
M. R. James
Elinor Glyn
John Galsworthy
Saki (H. H. Munro)
Ford Madox Ford
Somerset Maugham
P. G. Wodehouse
Compton Mackenzie
Hugh Walpole
Ronald Firbank
Aldous Huxley
Eric Linklater
William Gerhardie
Michael Arlen
Paul Scott

The Europeans
The Greek Anthology
The Satyricon of Petronius
Héloïse and Abélard
Charles of Orléans
François I
Michel de Montaigne
Madame de Sévigné
Giacomo Casanova
Restif de la Bretonne
Sade
François de Chateaubriand
Madame de Staël
Napoleon Bonaparte
Stendhal
The Brothers Grimm
Alfred de Vigny
Honoré de Balzac
Dantan's Statuette Caricatures
Victor Hugo
Alexander Dumas
Prosper Mérimée
Charles Sainte-Beuve
Michael Lermontov
Feodor Dostoevsky
Gustave Flaubert
The Brothers Goncourt
Leo Tolstoy
Paul Verlaine
Arthur Rimbaud
Ludwig II of Bavaria
August Strindberg
Lou Salomé
Axel Munthe
Marie Bashkirtseff
Maurice Maeterlinck
Gabriele d'Annunzio
Rainer Maria Rilke
Franz Kafka
Giuseppe di Lampedusa

Index


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