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Author: Michael Holroyd
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Size: 53.69 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book by Michael Holroyd, A Book Of Secrets Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Book Of Secrets books, A Time Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction book of 2011 A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction title for 2011 On a hill above the Italian village of Ravello sits the Villa Cimbrone, a place of fantasy and make-believe. The characters that move through Michael Holroyd's new book are destined never to meet, yet the Villa Cimbrone unites them all. A Book of Secrets is a treasure trove of hidden lives, uncelebrated achievements, and family mysteries. With grace and tender imagination, Holroyd brings a company of unknown women into the light. From Alice Keppel, the mistress of both the second Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales; to Eve Fairfax, a muse of Auguste Rodin; to the novelist Violet Trefusis, the lover of Vita Sackville-West—these women are always on the periphery of the respectable world. Also on the margins is the elusive biographer, who on occasion turns an appraising eye upon himself as part of his investigations in the maze of biography. In A Book of Secrets, Holroyd gives voice to fragile human connections and the mystery of place.




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Author: Michael Holroyd
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Release Date: 1979
Size: 59.43 MB
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Category : Dramatists, English
Languages : en
Pages : 238
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Book by Michael Holroyd, The Genius Of Shaw Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Genius Of Shaw books, Bernard Shaw declared that he had over a dozen reputations, and in The Genius of Shaw, Michael Holroyd and his team of distinguished writers have a look at them. This book, which is partly critical and partly biographical, examines the careers of a dozen different men - all of them George Bernard Shaw. [inside cover].




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Author: Michael Holroyd
Publisher:
Release Date: 1969
Size: 41.18 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 182
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Author: Deborah Cohen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017-01-01
Size: 72.69 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Book by Deborah Cohen, Family Secrets Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Family Secrets books, We live today in a culture of full disclosure, where tell-all memoirs top the best-seller lists, transparency is lauded, and privacy seems imperiled. But how did we get here? Exploring scores of previously sealed records, Family Secrets offers a sweeping account of how shame--and the relationship between secrecy and openness--has changed over the last two centuries in Britain. Deborah Cohen uses detailed sketches of individual families as the basis for comparing different sorts of social stigma. She takes readers inside an Edinburgh town house, where a genteel maiden frets with her brother over their niece's downy upper lip, a darkening shadow that might betray the girl's Eurasian heritage; to a Liverpool railway platform, where a heartbroken mother hands over her eight-year old illegitimate son for adoption; to a town in the Cotswolds, where a queer vicar brings to his bank vault a diary--sewed up in calico, wrapped in parchment--that chronicles his sexual longings. Cohen explores what families in the past chose to keep secret and why. She excavates the tangled history of privacy and secrecy to explain why privacy is now viewed as a hallowed right while secrets are condemned as destructive. In delving into the dynamics of shame and guilt, Family Secrets explores the part that families, so often regarded as the agents of repression, have played in the transformation of social mores from the Victorian era to the present day. Written with compassion and keen insight, this is a bold new argument about the sea-changes that took place behind closed doors.




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Author: Michael Holroyd
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Size: 34.86 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 715
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Augustus John

Book by Michael Holroyd, Augustus John Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Augustus John books, Recounts the life of the painter and the three women who shaped his life: his tragic wife, Ida; his muse and model, Dorelia; and his mysterious sister, Gwen, an artist of at least equal stature




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Author: Michael Holroyd
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
Release Date: 2002
Size: 21.38 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 319
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Book by Michael Holroyd, Works On Paper Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Works On Paper books, A collection of essays presents two pieces on the ethics and values of nonfiction writing and continues with an examination of several contemporary biographers, discussions of the author's experiences, and a treatise on the role of fiction.




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Author: William Alexander Gerhardie
Publisher: Overlook Books
Release Date: 1991
Size: 39.45 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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