Fresca -- A Life in the Making
Autor: Southworth, Helen
Disponibilitate: LIVRARE IN 2-4 SAPTAMANI (produsul este livrat din Marea Britanie)
Fresca: A Life in the Making is a detective story, cultural history, and love story. For Francesca Allinson (1902-1945), life and making art were synonymous, though both were cut short by suicide. Her story captures the topsy-turvy quality of a life singularly led; it shows how biography gets turned upside down in the making, and how the story of a single individual can throw the literary and social perspective of a time period into relief. British-German Jewish Allinson's fictional autobiography, A Childhood, made it onto Leonard and Virginia Woolf's The Hogarth Press list in 1937. Writer, musicologist, puppeteer, and pacifist, Allinson published with the Woolfs, dueled with Ralph Vaughan Williams over the origins of folk song, and was psychoanalyzed by Adrian Stephen, younger brother of Virginia. Her connections register the cultural ferment of the Interwar years: a rich collaboration and unconsummated romance with homosexual composer Michael Tippett; an affair with Arts League of Service founder Judy Wogan; a friendship with designer Enid Marx; and an infatuation with poet Den Newton, 18 years her junior. Her life of promise, tragically cut short by suicide by drowning in 1945, is an eerie echo of Virginia Woolf's suicide. Allinson's story spans the 20th century, closing with Michael Tippett weeping on stage at the Wigmore Hall during a 1992 performance of The Heart's Assurance, the song cycle he dedicated to Francesca's memory forty years earlier. In parallel, Allinson's own A Childhood makes a second journey: a gift for a young woman living in recently liberated Belgium in 1942, the book comes alive again when she transforms it into an artist's book. [Subject: Literary & Musical Biography, British History, Art History]
|Editura||Sussex Academic Press|
|Dimensiuni||163 x 242 x 25|
|Descriere RO||Fresca: A Life in the Making este o poveste de detectivi, istorie culturala si poveste de dragoste. Pentru Francesca Allinson (1902-1945), viata si crearea artei erau sinonime, desi ambele au fost intrerupte de sinucidere.|
Fresca: A Life in the Making este o poveste de detectivi, istorie culturala si poveste de dragoste. Pentru Francesca Allinson (1902-1945), viata si crearea artei erau sinonime, desi ambele au fost intrerupte de sinucidere.
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