Rupert Brooke (Innbundet)

Life, Death and Myth

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2014
Antall sider: 480
Forlag: Head of Zeus
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781781857168
Kategori: Språk
Omtale Rupert Brooke
Paragon of youthful beauty, romantic symbol of a lost England, and precociously gifted poet, Rupert Chawner Brooke died in a hospital ship off the Aegean island of Skyros in April 1915, aged just 27. All England mourned his passing.

But behind the glow of myth lies a darker reality. At the height of his promise a disappointment in love triggered a mental and physical collapse that brought his inner complexities to the surface. Letters reveal a man who was sexually ambivalent, misogynistic, anti-Semitic - and sometimes alarmingly unstable.

This revised edition of Nigel Jones's admired biography, including an account of a previously unknown affair of Brooke's, reveals a more conflicted and troubled individual than the gilded Adonis of English literary myth.

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