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ANAND, Mulk Raj. Conversations in Bloomsbury. London : Wildwood House, (1981). First British Edition, from the New Delhi sheets. Pp. (4),-159,(1). With errata sheet tipped in at rear. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine."This book is an hitherto unpublished collection of conversations that Mulk Raj Anand, one of the leading novelists of India, had with the avant garde writers of the twenties including E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, Aldous Huxley and T.S. Eliot.The talks with literary men and women in the bookshops, pubs, cafes and at sherry parties thrown new light on some of the much neglected dimensions of literature. The most fascinatingpart of these conversations is that it reflects the transformation of the novelist's mind and how it helped him develop his rich sensibility, which is so often depicted in his writings." - from the dust jacket.Contents: 1..A Drink with Bonamy Dobrée in Museum Tavern; 2. Lions and Shadows in the S herry Party in Harold Monro's Poetry Bookshop; 3. In Cafe Italiano with Aldous Huxley; 4. Crumpets with Nancy Cunard and Catharine Carswell in Whytelady's; 5. 'How Unpleasant to Meet Mr. Eliot': A Talk in the Etoile with T. S. Eliot and Bonamy Dobrée; 6. God, Joad and Logical Positivism in the LowerRefectory; 7. China Tea in Mr. Binyon's Study in the British Museum; 8. Un der the Chestnut Tree in Tavistock Square with E. M. Forster and Leonard Woolf; 9. In a Public Bar with Harry Tomkins and Bill Bland; 10. A Talk with Arthur Waley about the Asian Novel in Probasthain's Bookshop; 11. Feeding Pigeons with Auntie Emily Richardson in the British Museum Courtyard; 12. Tea and Empathy from Virginia Woolf; 13. A Wordy Quarrel with Clive Bell in Hogarth Press; 14. Art Nonsense Talk with Eric Gill, Herbert Read and Stanley Morrison in Gordon Square;. 15. With Gods and Dark Gods - A Talk with T. S. Eliot in the Criterion Office; 16. A Talk with Lytton Strachey in Virginia Woolf's Drawing Room. 17. Paradox or Order - A Talk with T. S. Eliot in the Criterion office; 18.. Talk over Coffee and Brandy with Valentine and Bonamy Dobrée, Nikhil Sen and Irene Rhys, in Francis Meynall's Flat; 19. Reason and Romanticism - A talk with T. S. Eliot in Schmidt's Restaurant in Charlotte Street; 20. Ecstasy in Uday Shankar's Dance in the Salon of Arthur Waley and Beryl de Zoete.Sparse pencilled marginalia, else very good in dust jacket. Ex-libris Bloomsbury Group scholar S.P. Rosenbaum, with inked acquisition note to ffep. 35.00
Title: Conversations in Bloomsbury.
Publisher: Wildwood House, London, 1981, ISBN:0704530619:
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