Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time by Hilary Spurling

By Hilary Spurling

The long-awaited portrait of a literary grasp from considered one of our generation's maximum biographers

Anthony Powell: the literary genius who gave us A Dance to the song of Time, an undisputed vintage of English literature. Spanning twelve extraordinary volumes and written over twenty-five years, his comedian masterpiece teems with idiosyncratic characters, shooting 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, relatives, fans, associates, fools and geniuses who surrounded him, she unearths the comical and tragic occasions that encouraged one of many maximum fictions of the age.

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