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The Resource Bloomsbury's outsider : a life of David Garnett, Sarah Knights

Bloomsbury's outsider : a life of David Garnett, Sarah Knights

Label
Bloomsbury's outsider : a life of David Garnett
Title
Bloomsbury's outsider
Title remainder
a life of David Garnett
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Knights
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Award-winning novelist and towering figure of the 20th century British literary landscape, David Garnett was a Bloomsbury insider ultimately pushed to the margins. In this, the first biography of Garnett, (known as Bunny), author Sarah Knights -- who has had unprecedented access to Garnett's papers -- goes beyond stereotype and myth to present a clear sighted account of this often contradictory figure. Trained as a scientist, Garnett worked as a novelist and wrote exquisite prose. Lady into Fox was made into a Rambert ballet and Aspects of Love into an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. In the First World War, he was a conscientious objector whereas in the Second he worked for British intelligence. A free love enthusiast, he nevertheless married. He loathed literary criticism but became a leading literary critic. Born into the Victorian period, Garnett's life spanned two World Wars, the Swinging Sixties and beyond. From pre-Revolutionary Russia, by way of Indian Nationalists in London and carefree Neo-Paganism, Garnett's early life was packed with adventure. Propelled by a desire to be constantly in love, he dazzled men and women, believing the person mattered, irrespective of gender. An overnight literary sensation in the 1920s he was at the centre of literary London. Confidante and mentor of many writers, T. E. Lawrence, Rupert Brooke, D. H. Lawrence, Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells, were among his friends. Garnett felt most at home with the Bloomsbury Group, in particular with Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, his lover, with whom he lived during the First World War. Their long friendship was threatened, however, when Garnett's cradle-side prophecy to marry their daughter Angelica came true."--Back cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knights, Sarah
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6013.A66
LC item number
Z72 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Garnett, David
  • Authors, English
  • Bloomsbury group
  • Garnett, David
  • Garnett, David
  • Authors, English
  • Bloomsbury group
Label
Bloomsbury's outsider : a life of David Garnett, Sarah Knights
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 581-587) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
912242422
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 620 pages
Isbn
9781448215454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)912242422
Label
Bloomsbury's outsider : a life of David Garnett, Sarah Knights
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 581-587) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
912242422
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 620 pages
Isbn
9781448215454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)912242422

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