By Hilary Spurling
The long-awaited portrait of a literary grasp from certainly one of our generation's maximum biographers
Anthony Powell: the literary genius who gave us A Dance to the track of Time, an undisputed vintage of English literature. Spanning twelve magnificent volumes and written over twenty-five years, his comedian masterpiece teems with idiosyncratic characters, taking pictures 20th century Britain via battle and peace.
Drawing on Powell's letters and journals, and the thoughts of these who knew him, Hilary Spurling explores his lifestyles. Investigating the chums, family members, enthusiasts, associates, fools and geniuses who surrounded him, she finds the comical and tragic occasions that encouraged one of many maximum fictions of the age.
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Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time by Hilary Spurling