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Bloomsbury and Beyond

Joseph Pearce

Bloomsbury and Beyond

Joseph Pearce

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The Bloomsbury set, passionate, unconventional and daring, have passed into literary legend. The life of Roy Campbell, best friend and bitter enemy to many in the group, reveals many of the contradictions and paradoxes behind their stormy relationships.;On the centenary of his birth, we look back at a man who once ate a vase of daffodils with Dylan Thomas in celebration of St David's Day. He brawled with poets in the pubs of London, yet they refused to press charges against him, saying that he was a great poet. Later, his wife's affair with Vita Sackville-West nearly tore him apart, prompting them to leave England in search of peace on the Continent. That peace was shattered by the horrors of the Spanish Civil War.;Joseph Pearce has interviewed Roy Campbell's daughters, his granddaughter and his close friend, Rob Lyle. With access to hundreds of previously unpublished letters and photographs, this title promises the inside story on one of the most famous writing groups;It also features a selection of Campbell's poetry.

- Publisher "The Bloomsbury set have passed into literary legend. The life of Roy Campbell, best friend and bitter enemy to many in the group, reveals some of the contradictions and paradoxes behind their stormy relationships." "On the centenary of Campbell's birth, we look back at a man who was considered one of the finest poets of the century by many of his peers, most notably T. S. Eliot and Edith Sitwell. Yet his unfortunate ability to make enemies hindered his literary career, especially after his thinly disguised attack on the Bloomsbury Group in his poem The Georgiad." "Joseph Pearce has interviewed Roy Campbell's daughters, his granddaughter and his close friend, Rob Lyle, in preparing this biography."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The Bloomsbury set, passionate, unconventional and daring, have passed into literary legend. The life of Roy Campbell, best friend and bitter enemy to many in the group, reveals many of the contradictions and paradoxes behind their stormy relationships.;On the centenary of his birth, we look back at a man who once ate a vase of daffodils with Dylan Thomas in celebration of St David's Day. He brawled with poets in the pubs of London, yet they refused to press charges against him, saying that he was a great poet. Later, his wife's affair with Vita Sackville-West nearly tore him apart, prompting them to leave England in search of peace on the Continent. That peace was shattered by the horrors of the Spanish Civil War.;Joseph Pearce has interviewed Roy Campbell's daughters, his granddaughter and his close friend, Rob Lyle. With access to hundreds of previously unpublished letters and photographs, this title promises the inside story on one of the most famous writing groups;It also features a selection of Campbell's poetry.
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"The Bloomsbury set have passed into literary legend. The life of Roy Campbell, best friend and bitter enemy to many in the group, reveals some of the contradictions and paradoxes behind their stormy relationships." "On the centenary of Campbell's birth, we look back at a man who was considered one of the finest poets of the century by many of his peers, most notably T. S. Eliot and Edith Sitwell. Yet his unfortunate ability to make enemies hindered his literary career, especially after his thinly disguised attack on the Bloomsbury Group in his poem The Georgiad." "Joseph Pearce has interviewed Roy Campbell's daughters, his granddaughter and his close friend, Rob Lyle, in preparing this biography."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Joseph Pearce

Joseph Pearce, general editor of The Ignatius Critical Editions, is the highly regarded literary biographer and best-selling author of numerous works on great literary figures, including his books Literary Converts, Tolkien: Man and Myth, The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde, C.S. Lewis and the Catholic Church, and Wisdom and Innoncence: The life of G.K. Chesterton. Pearce is a writer in residence and literary professor at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida.

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  • Catalogue Code 159287
  • Product Code 0002740923
  • EAN 9780002740920
  • Pages 368
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Fount
  • Publication Date May 2001
  • Dimensions 240 x 159 x 32 mm
  • Weight 0.612kg

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