A House in St John’s Wood: In Search of My Parents

by Matthew Spender

On Sale: 06/02/2016

A House in St John’s Wood: In Search of My Parents

by Matthew Spender

On Sale: 06/02/2016

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About the Book

An intimate portrait of Stephen Spender’s extraordinary life written by Matthew Spender, shifting between memoir and biography, with new insights drawn from personal recollections and his father’s copious unpublished archives.

Stephen Spender's life is a vivid snapshot of the twentieth century. Making friends with Auden and Isherwood while at Oxford, together they enjoyed adventures in Europe, becoming early opponents of the rise of fascism. Whilst pioneering modern poetry, Stephen later produced propaganda for the war effort – establishing an enduring reputation for mysterious activity. Despite marrying Natasha Litvin, an ambitious young concert pianist, Stephen was often entangled with young men and never able to reveal his secrets, leaving her to introspective questions, as the artistic world of London circled them. In this elegant memoir, his son Matthew offers an intimate portrait of a father, a marriage and an extraordinary life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008132088
  • ISBN 10: 0008132089
  • Imprint: William Collins
  • On Sale: 06/02/2016
  • Pages: 448
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BISAC2 : POETRY / General

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