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Paul Scott : a life

Author: Hilary Spurling
Publisher: London : Hutchinson, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spurling, Hilary.
Paul Scott.
London : Hutchinson, 1990
(OCoLC)555198062
Named Person: Paul Scott; Paul Scott; Paul Scott
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Spurling
ISBN: 0091739845 9780091739843
OCLC Number: 22004033
Description: x, 438 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgements --
Part One 1920-1943: The Poet in him 1. Half close your eyes here and you're in Maypore --
2. Slow dreamy boats of recollection and swift thrusting boats of ambition --
3. Muse on the warpath --
4. A twin who could be cruel as well as kind --
5. The same mirror but a different reflection --
Part Two 1943-1964: The young executive 6. Falling in love with India --
7. Down the drains of destiny --
8. A prince among agents --
9. Something of Micawber --
10. A long straight look in the mirror --
Part Three 1964-1978: Defeat into victory 11. Passage to India --
12. The end of the party and the beginning of the washing up --
13. The thick boot of envy and the leg-iron of contempt --
14. An elephant serenely pacing --
15. The tale is like a looking glass --
Notes --
Paul Scott's Works --
Index --
Illustration Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: Hilary Spurling.

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