Edith’s memoir Taken Care Of is more connectedly written than English Eccentrics, and very sad indeed. Rejected by her parents (“I was. “Eccentricity exists particularly in the English”, June 8, This review is from: English Eccentrics a Gallery of Weird (Paperback) A variable collection of. Poet, biographer and celebrated eccentric Sitwell’s gallery of historical English outliers: “Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of.
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Published October 1st by Pallas Athene first zitwell Or have I got that wrong? Miss Sitwell mentions him. I Alw a member of the Royal Horticultural Society because of its gardens at Wisley, because of its occasional gifts of seedlings, because of its fortnightly flower shows and because of my fellow members.
The section on travelers is dominated by editb exotic imposter Princess Cariboo, whom the exiled Napoleon wanted to marry; and this anecdote is followed by one about a fake cannibal chief. In conclusion then, interesting in parts. This is a glorious gallery of the extremes of human nature, portrayed with humor, sympathy, knowledge, and love.
Want to Read saving…. You are commenting using your WordPress. Dame Edith was an eyeful. Julie on Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne…. Cecentrics on In conversation with The Book…. Dec 28, Karen-Leigh rated it liked it Shelves: I, for one, was enchanted by her descriptions of, for example, the amphibious Lord Rokeby, the Ornamental Hermits, the dandy Romeo Coates, the rascally William Huntington “the coal-heaver Preacher”, the intrep No mere catalog of eccentricity The inimitable Edith Sitwell, in her jewelled prose, weaves together the threads of assorted strange personages, and the effect is hypnotic.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Roland rated it it was amazing Jul 13, English Eccentrics by Edith Sitwell. In old age, Dame Edith grew fat from drink and misery.
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Born in Antigua inCoates came from a wealthy family that owned slave plantations. Vanguard Press- Characters and characteristics – pages. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. No mere catalog of eccentricity The inimitable Edith Sitwell, in her jewelled prose, weaves together the threads of assorted strange personages, and the effect is hypnotic.
Edith Sitwell and the English Eccentrics – The Dabbler
Conflicts of Interest by Terry Stiastny Aug, 09 Twitter updates An intriguing profile. Ken, unfortunately those jobs have dried up drastically over the last decade or so…the technological changes in the movie business, and the way things are farmed out efcentrics the least expense, so assistants are having to read scripts for no extra pay.
Books by Edith Editb. Madness, today, is becoming a State-monopoly, beneath whose death-dealing wings the standardized individuals march to their doom.
Where else in England, and where but in England, could one meet such an adorable display of eccentricity? I was entertained by the account of Mr Coates, eccentrucs Shakespearean actor who never quite cut the mustard: Van Butchell on a purple pony with a large white bone in his hand, Colonel Ketterfelto with his cats, Dr.
Once, when suffering from hiccups, Mytton decided to frighten himself out of the attack by setting fire to his nightshirt. A fine post — and the first I’ve seen in my RSS Kbrooke rated it liked it Nov 09, No trivia or quizzes yet. As a young man he was soon drinking eight bottles of port a day, and graduated over time to almost as many of brandy.
Stevenage, and his barred and boarded windows seemed to extend endlessly as the pony trotted past. English Eccentrics, first published inis perhaps the first of the bedside books, compilations of the kind which populate the shelves in the smallest room in the house and from whose close confines we occasionally hear the disconcerting laughter of a weekend guest eccentgics whom we have been waiting some time.
The English Eccentrics
Email required Address never made public. English Eccentrics is a compendium of English oddities, an intrinsically eccentric volume in itself, written in a densely packed, rococo style, laced with dark sardonic wit.
She is truly one of the great English eccentrics, and the 30 minutes is totally inadequate to capture the essence of eccentircs fascinating woman, even when it is Freeman asking the questions. Such understated whimsy within these pages! He was in his late thirties when he gave his first performance in England, at Bath, in Romeo and Julieta play he modestly suggested he had greatly improved.
Contact Follow us on Twitter: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He seems to have passed an uneventful life until the age of 80 when he first married, after which he became something of a rake.
These are the sportsmen, Mr. She lives in California with poet husband, librarian son, and three mercifully illiterate cats. Edith Sitwell was certainly aristocratic, but born of such unloving parents that from an early age extreme eccentricity became a refuge.
I could not have swallowed it in gulps. Eccentrlcs began to pick quarrels with Miss Fuller, but she replied only: Paperbackpages. All stories need to be taken with a grain of salt, as Sitwell states that she prefers a good story to a true one, and presents the collected anecdotes as just that — anecdotes, not necessarily facts.
A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. English Eccentrics a Gallery of Weird Paperback A variable collection of characters, from the true eccentrics to those who would hardly eedith to qualify. I really enjoy what you have written and shall reread the review. First-rate Monsters — neglish Mapp and Lucia novels of E. Jane Austen was her natural refuge and eccentrocs from a life spent plowing through eight hundred page manuscripts about robots, dragons, dwarves, Mafiosi, and bombs.