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House of Air - 
      Penelope Fitzgerald
    
      Hermione Lee

House of Air

; Hermione Lee (Introduksjon)

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HERMIONE LEE


The previously uncollected occasional prose of a great English writer - full of wit, feeling and illumination.


Penelope Fitzgerald was a prolific letter writer. Les mer
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HERMIONE LEE


The previously uncollected occasional prose of a great English writer - full of wit, feeling and illumination.


Penelope Fitzgerald was a prolific letter writer. She avoided the phone if she could, never even contemplated the possibility of going online. Her warmth, humour and supreme storytelling abilities found their best forum here. Surprising, wonderfully funny, definitive, this is a major collection of Penelope Fitzgerald's reviews, essays and autobiographical writings.


This collection includes pieces on contemporary novelists Giles Foden, Anne Enright, Carol Shields, Rose Tremain, Roddy Doyle; on classic writers Muriel Spark, A.E. Housman, Rose Macaulay, M.R. James, Stevie Smith, Dorothy L. Sayers; on remembering her grandfather E.H. Shepard; on her love of Devon and Spain and William Morris: on writers in their old age; and witty and poignant recollections of her schooldays, her life on a Thames barge, her childhood in Hampstead and the ghost who lived next door but one.


This is a fantastically funny book - as much of an entertainment as the Kingsley Amis letters.
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Forlag: HarperPerennial
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9780007136438
Format: 20 x 13 cm
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‘Of all the novelists in English of the last quarter-century, Penelope Fitzgerald has the most unarguable claim on greatness.’ Philip Hensher

‘This generous selection of essays, reviews, introductions and other occasional writings proves yet again that stylistically, intellectually and morally Fitzgerald couldn’t put a foot wrong if she’d tried. Hers is an impeccable and unique voice not just from another century but another world.’ Michael Dibdin, Books of the Year, Daily Telegraph

‘Remarkable. It is the range of her scholarship that impresses.’ Doris Lessing, Books of the Year, Daily Telegraph

‘An intelligent writer, superbly and unfailingly so. Wise and funny, with a dry wit allied to a great emotional sympathy.’ Sunday Times

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Introduction by Hermione Leexiii
PART I Master-Spirits




JANE AUSTEN





Emma's Fancy

5(7)




WILLIAM BLAKE





The Unfading Vision

12(5)




SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE





Talking Through the Darkness

17(5)




SARAH ORNE JEWETT





The News from Dunnet Landing

22(6)




GEORGE ELIOT





The Will to Good

28(8)




The Voice of the Century

36(4)




MRS OLIPHANT





The Heart and Soul of Carlingford

40(29)




The Mystery of Mrs Oliphant

69(4)




THE VICTORIANS





Called Against His Will

73(6)




The Need for Open Spaces

79(1)




In the Golden Afternoon

80(6)




Old Foss and Friend

86(4)




The Sound of Tennyson

90(1)




The June-blue Heaven

91(6)




Twice-Born

97(4)




WILLIAM MORRIS





His Daily Bread

101(4)




Something Sweet to Come

105(11)




'Whatever Is Unhappy Is Immoral'

116(6)




ARTS AND CRAFTS





Lasting Impressions

122(3)




Designs and Devices

125(4)




The Gospel of Joyous Work

129(4)




The Grange

133(10)




Within a Magic Circle

143(5)




RHYME AND METRE





Obstacles

148(6)




The Poetry Bookshop

154(17)




Miss Lotti's Story

171(13)




A Questioning Child

184(6)




The Consolations of Housman

190(2)




M.R. JAMES





Monty and His Ghosts

192(9)




THE WORLD OF PUNCH





Thin, Fat, and Crazy

201(9)




Evoe's Choice

210(2)




Kipper's Line

212(4)




YEATS AND HIS CIRCLE





A Bird Tied to a String

216(3)




Too Long a Sacrifice

219(7)




Lily and Lolly

226(2)




Monsieur Moore of Mayo

228(5)




NEW WOMEN AND NEWER





Dear Sphinx

233(5)




Out of the Stream

238(8)




Keeping Warm

246(7)




The Real Johnny Hall

253(6)




An All Right Girl

259(12)




Passion, Scholarship, and Influence

271(4)




BLOOMSBURY





A Way into Life

275(5)




Breathing Together

280(5)




The Last Artist

285(3)




Living Doll and Lilac Fairy

288(6)




MODERNS AND ANTI-MODERNS





The Great Encourager

294(4)




A Student of Obliteration

298(7)




Vous Êtes belle

305(5)




Dame Cissie

310(8)




Raging Martyr

318(1)




The Near and the Far

319(7)




Betrayed by His Century

326(4)




The Only Member of His Club

330(6)




THE FORTIES AND AFTER





What's Happening in the Engine Room

336(8)




A Kind of Magician

344(9)




The Man from Narnia

353(5)




'Not at All Whimsical'

358(5)




Washed Off the Rock

363(4)




An Unforgettable Voice

367(4)




Joy and Fear

371(3)




'Really, One Should Burn Everything'

374(6)




Precious Moments Gone

380(13)
PART II Writers and Witnesses: 1980—2000




WRITERS





A Secret Richness

393(5)




Barbara Pym





A Character in One of God's Dreams

398(5)




Muriel Spark





The Great Importance of Small Things

403(3)




John McGahern





Fried Nappy

406(4)




Roddy Doyle





To Remember Is to Forgive

410(4)




William Trevor





Sunny Side Up

414(6)




Carol Shields





Ryder's Block

420(2)




Kazuo Ishiguro





War of the Words

422(2)




Salman Rushdie





When I am Old and Gay and Full of Sleep

424(3)




WITNESSES





Grandmother's Footsteps

427(5)




A Fortunate Man

432(11)
PART III Places




THE MOORS

443(7)




CANALETTO'S VENICE

450(6)




THE HOLY LAND

456(11)
PART IV Life and Letters




CURRICULUM VITAE

467(14)




SCENES OF CHILDHOOD





Well Walk

481(5)




Thinking of Balcombe

486(4)




Schooldays

490(4)




ASPECTS OF FICTION





Following the Plot

494(5)




Hearing Them Speak

499(9)




WHY I WRITE

508(2)




HOW I WRITE: DAISY'S INTERVIEW

510(15)
PART V Coda




LAST WORDS

525(8)
Index533
Penelope Fitzgerald was one of the most distinctive voices in British literature. The prizewinning author of nine novels, three biographies, one collection of short stories, she died in 2000.