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Osbert Sitwell

Author: Philip Ziegler
Publisher: New York : Knopf, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st american edView all editions and formats
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"At the heart of every literary fracas from 1918 until well after 1945, Osbert was a close friend and sometime sparring partner of T.S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley, Evelyn Waugh and Cyril Connolly, and a ferocious enemy of Noel Coward, the Leavises and Winston Churchill. His love life was notoriously turbulent; he could be outrageous, perverse, arrogant, bullying; he could be generous, loyal, considerate, public-spirited -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Osbert Sitwell; Osbert Sitwell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Ziegler
ISBN: 0679446508 9780679446507
OCLC Number: 787319343
Notes: Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 1998.
"Books by Osbert Sitwell": p. 428-429.
"Books about Osbert Sitwell or the Sitwell family": p. 430.
Description: xiii, 444 pages : illustrations
Responsibility: Philip Ziegler.

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"At the heart of every literary fracas from 1918 until well after 1945, Osbert was a close friend and sometime sparring partner of T.S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley, Evelyn Waugh and Cyril Connolly, and a ferocious enemy of Noel Coward, the Leavises and Winston Churchill. His love life was notoriously turbulent; he could be outrageous, perverse, arrogant, bullying; he could be generous, loyal, considerate, public-spirited - but he was never dull." "This biography provides social insights, a striking overview of literary Britain in this century and, a portrait of a remarkable human being."--Jacket.

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