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PLOMER, William. The Autobiography of William Plomer. With a Postscript by Simon Nowell-Smith. London : Jonathan Cape, (1975). First Edition. Pp. (8),-455,(1) + portrait frontispiece + 12 pp plates. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "William Plomer possessed a rare combination of qualities. Witty, wise, astute, affectionate, he was deliciously accurate in his sesnse of place and period, combining irony and romantic feeling in his observations of everything around him. In this autobiography, which he completedshortly before he died om the autumn of 1973, he edited, largely rewrote a nd added much new material to his previuos autobiographical works, 'Double Lives' and 'At Home', combining them into one illuminating volume." - from the dust jacket. Contents: 1. Forebears; 2. 'The Godfather of all Monkeys';3. 'Is My Papa Black?'; 4. Rebellious Daughter; 5. Wander-Years; 6. The On ly Comfortable Time; 7. Cathedral Town; 8. Kindred and Affinity; 9. Tropical Outpost; 10. Edwardian Interlude; 11. Upstart City; 12. Beechmont and Burford; 13. Eastbourne and Rugby; 14. A Passage to Africa; 15. In the Stormberg; 16. A Perfectly Different Project; 17. Look Elsewhere for your Bedtime Story; 18. A Passage to Asia; 19. 'Gone Native'; 20. Dangerous Thoughts; 21. Not Through Eastern Windows Only; 22. A Passage to Europe; 23. Mrs Fernandez and Dr Pood; 24. Tavistock Square and Gower Street; 25. Grand Chain; 26. Moderately Grand Tour; 27. The Good Sir Hugh; 28. The Shield of Achilles;29. The Summer Robe; 30. Not Alone in London; 31. A Broken Chain; 32. Mari ne Residences; 33. The Typewritten Word; 34. The Curate of Clyro; 35. An Extra Skin; 36. Incorrigible Barbarism; 37. His Light Still Burning; 38. A Friend Writes; 39. If I were Doctor Gruber. Name in pen on flyleaf, light wear to edges, else very good in spine-sunned dustjacket. Ex libris Bloomsburyscholar S P. Rosenbaum, with inked acquisition note. 25.00
Title: Autobiography of William Plomer. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London , 1975, ISBN:0224010360:
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