More Memoirs of an Aesthete

More Memoirs of an Aesthete

ISBN
9780571247677
Published
11/12/2008
9780571247677
Format
Paperback
Price
£17.00
Paperback
412

About the Book

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.
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.
  • Harold Acton

    Harold Acton (1904-1994) was a writer, scholar and aesthete who listed as his principal recreation 'hunting the philistines'. From the balcony of his Oxford rooms he famously declaimed passages from The Waste Land through a megaphone.He wrote in many different mediums, publishing nearly thirty books, with his poetry and fiction being markedly less successful than his other works.

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