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The Resource V.S. Pritchett : a working life, Jeremy Treglown

V.S. Pritchett : a working life, Jeremy Treglown

Label
V.S. Pritchett : a working life
Title
V.S. Pritchett
Title remainder
a working life
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Treglown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Long considered the English Chekhov, V.S. Pritchett was described by Eudora Welty as "one of the great pleasure-givers in our language." Here is a true literary event: the first major biography of this writer, who for most of a century ennobled the ordinary, and the affecting story of the two tumultuous marriages that fueled his art." "As a reporter in the 1920s, Pritchett was posted to some of the trouble spots of Europe, including pre-Civil War Spain, but he preferred travel to politics, honing the acute perception of common people that he used to great effect in his fiction. His youthful marriage to a better-born aspiring actress was his first crisis, leaving him in sexual misery, comforted only by the "inner riot" of his imagination."
  • "His affair with and marriage to Dorothy Roberts, in his mid-thirties, changed his life. Passionate and forceful, she became Pritchett's support and secretary, helping him to develop his voice in short stories, novels, literary journalism, and memoirs. His work dramatized the world of his native lower middle class, showing how "every life is interesting." Their union produced two children and a cache of stunning erotic letters, published in part here for the first time." "But as Pritchett's international fame as an author and critic grew, so did the couple's separations. Already a serious drinker, Dorothy became an alcoholic. Pritchett took an American mistress while in residence at Princeton, causing a painful and prolonged domestic crisis."
  • "Illuminating the connections between events in his life and famous works such as his novel Mr. Beluncle, dramatizing the friendships Pritchett forged with other writers, particularly Gerald Brenan, and cogently analyzing the undeserved eclipse his reputation would suffer immediately after his death, Jeremy Treglown's V.S. Pritchett is the complete story of a popular, influential, deceptively simple author, a man to whom, he once misleadingly claimed, "nothing continues to happen.""--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Treglown, Jeremy
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6031.R7
LC item number
Z897 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalists
  • Critics
  • Authors, English
  • Pritchett, V. S.
Label
V.S. Pritchett : a working life, Jeremy Treglown
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Chatto and Windus, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Material -- Anglo-Irish attitudes -- A so beautiful country spoild by politique! -- The marvellous girl -- What else is there to do but write? -- The pleasures of privilege -- Empty bed blues -- London retrieved -- The together -- Novels without dialogue
Control code
55657702
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
ix, 334 pages
Isbn
9780375508530
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004053857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
V.S. Pritchett : a working life, Jeremy Treglown
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Chatto and Windus, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Material -- Anglo-Irish attitudes -- A so beautiful country spoild by politique! -- The marvellous girl -- What else is there to do but write? -- The pleasures of privilege -- Empty bed blues -- London retrieved -- The together -- Novels without dialogue
Control code
55657702
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
ix, 334 pages
Isbn
9780375508530
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004053857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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