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Edward Upward : art and life

Author: Peter Stansky
Publisher: London : Enitharmon Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The novelist and short story writer Edward Upward (1903-2009) is famous for being the unknown member of the W. H. Auden circle, though he was revered by his peers - Auden, Day Lewis, Isherwood and Spender - for his intellect, high literary gifts and unswerving political commitment. His lifelong friendship with Christopher Isherwood was forged at school and university, with each regarding the other as the first  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Edward Upward; Edward Upward; Edward Upward
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Stansky
ISBN: 9781910392843 1910392847
OCLC Number: 940933873
Description: 368 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Peter Stansky.


Biography of the influential, lesser known member of the W.H. Auden circle. Peter Stansky tells the fascinating story of Edward Upward's conflict between art and life. At the same time he colourfully  Read more...


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'[Upward's] unique blending of the past, in art as well as in politics, still has lessons for the future.' - Frank Kermode; 'As a painter of hallucinatory dreamscapes - a kind of prose Magritte - Read more...

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