An Encyclopaedia of Myself (Heftet)

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2015
Antall sider: 352
Forlag: HarperCollins Publishers
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781857029055
Omtale An Encyclopaedia of Myself
LONGLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2014
`A symphonic poem about postwar England and Englishness ... A masterpiece' Financial Times
The 1950s were not grey. In Jonathan Meades's detailed, petit-point memoir they are luridly polychromatic. They were peopled by embittered grotesques, bogus majors, vicious spinsters, reckless bohos, pompous boors, drunks, suicides. Death went dogging everywhere. Salisbury had two industries: God and the Cold War. For the child, delight is to be found everywhere - in the intense observation of adult frailties, in landscapes and prepubescent sex, in calligraphy and in rivers.
This memoir is an engrossing portrait of a disappeared provincial England, a time and place unpeeled with gruesome relish.

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