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Old Acquaintance

David Stacton
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571321650
Date Published
29.10.2014
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Summary

With Old Acquaintance (1962) David Stacton embarked upon his third literary triptych, this one on the theme of ‘The Sexes’.

‘Even in these one-worldly days of cultural colonies and jet-setters, most US authors trying to depict European sophistication seem indefinably out of their league, like children sashaying around in grown-up shoes. Not so David Stacton, who here recounts with relish and delight a nostalgic encounter between two Old World celebrities at an international film festival.’ Time

‘The old acquaintances are Charlie, a successful novelist with four wives and a succession of young men in his past, and Lotte, a German singer and movie star, now American. Their acquaintanceship dates back thirty years to their youth in Berlin… David Stacton has a spectacular, erudite way with the fun and games…’ Kirkus Reviews

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David Stacton (1923-1968) was born Lionel Kingsley Evans in San Francisco. He attended Stanford University before serving in the Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector during World War II, eventually graduating from the University of California at Berkeley in 1951. Stacton went to Europe after college and ended up staying, in his words, ‘because I liked it and because…

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