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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409039471
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Journals 1990-1992




The third volume of his bestselling, witty journals.

The teo volumes of Anthony Powell`s journals have published, to great critical acclaim. atahese journals, started in1982 when Powell had become `stuck' on a novel, became the place where he could most happily exercise his powers of observation, anf record his memories of times and writers past. This the third volume of the journals, sees the writer in his house in Somerset, te Chantry, encountering old friends, journalists, publishers and relations. He rereads the plays of Shakespere, and revisits the work of a huge range of writers. He remembers Evelyn Waugh, Philip Larkin, John Betjeman, Kingsley Amis and Marlene Dietrich. He visited, among others, V. S Naipaul, Alison Lurie, Harold Pinter, Antonia Fraser and Evangeline Bruce. The author is given an honorary doctorate from the University of Whales, in the dining-room of the chantry. In these frank and entertaining pages, the daily life of a great lterary figure unfolds in a volume that will delight his many fans as much as its predecessors did.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409039471
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Anthony Powell

Anthony Powell was born in 1905. After working in publishing and as a scriptwriter, he began to write for the Daily Telegraph in the mid-1930s. He served in the army during World War II and subsequently became the fiction reviewer on the TLS. Next came five years as literary editor of Punch. He was appointed a Companion of Honour in 1988. In addition to the twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time, Anthony Powell was the author of seven other novels, and four volumes of memoirs, To Keep the Ball Rolling. He died in March 2000.

Discover the extraordinary life of Anthony Powell – captured by acclaimed biographer Hilary Spurling in Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time – available now in hardback and ebook from Hamish Hamilton.

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