Fb2 In the Fifties ePub
by Peter Vansittart
|Subcategory:||Memoris and Biographies|
|Publisher:||John Murray Publishers Ltd (April 20, 1995)|
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Peter Vansittart OBE, FRSL (27 August 1920 – 4 October 2008) was an English writer.
Peter Vansittart OBE, FRSL (27 August 1920 – 4 October 2008) was an English writer. He had 50 novels published between 1942 and 2008; he also wrote historical studies, memoirs, stories for children and three anthologies: Voices from the Great War (his most popular book), Voices 1870-1914 and Voices of the Revolution. He received an OBE in 2008 for his services to literature.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-254) and index. The fifties are often dismissed as a featureless interlude but here Peter Vansittart, distinguished novelist and anthologist, rediscovers their forgotten yet distinct flavour, recalling the funny and bizarre, the sad, the momentous, sometimes the atrocious. Uninterested in fashion and fleeting reputations, he relishes the inescapable figures of Churchill and Lord Goddard, the generous but vain Shaw, the public-spirited Leonard Woolf. He sees Donald Wolfit sneezing, Alec Guinness nodding, John Masefield surviving.
The fifties are often dismissed as a featureless interlude, but here the novelist and anthropologist, Peter Vansittart, rediscovers their forgotten yet distinct flavour, recalling the funny and the bizarre, the sad, the momentous and the occasionally atrocious. He also covers public figures.
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Free books to read or listen online in a convenient form, a large collection, the best authors and series. Set in wartime Estonia, this was the last novel by Peter Vansittart, one of the greatest historical novelists of the 20th century. Erich's odyssey begins when his Estonian childhood is ended by the outbreak of World War II. He arrives in 1945 Paris, where his life seems full of promise. But a love affair drives him to England to work for the Estonian government-in-exile.
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THIS is not autobiography," Peter Vansittart says in his introduction to In the Fifties . In the other parts of the book - chapters with portentous titles such as "Questions" and "Developments" - Vansittart becomes an absentee author.
THIS is not autobiography," Peter Vansittart says in his introduction to In the Fifties, and goes on to admit that he takes little interest in fashions or popular culture, and that his book is not "an academic survey" either, but an "impression of how life seemed to me". This is promisingly vague, like the title. Vansittart, the author of 25 novels, was 30 in 1950. Pound, Eliot, H G Wells, Shaw, Churchill, Attlee, Auden, Priestley, Masefield, Graves, Waugh: drop in a name and out comes a paragraph.
Peter Vansittart, who has died aged 88, was among the .
Vansittart, a writer of prodigious imagination and intellectual vitality, also published volumes of non-fiction history, including In The Fifties (1995), a heavily autobiographical survey of the post-war decade; and, in 1998, his eclectic In Memory of England, another tour d'horizon that The Daily Telegraph compared favourably with GM Trevelyan's classic English Social History (1942) – Allan Massie insisting.
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