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ISBN-10: 0374269866

ISBN-13: 9780374269869

ISBN-10: 0374536465

ISBN-13: 9780374536466

A son's own exploration of 1 of the main influential—and troubled—artistic of the 20 th century

Stephen Spender's lifestyles, with all its secrets and techniques, successes, and contradictions, is a bright prism wherein to view the 20 th century. He befriended Auden and Isherwood whereas at Oxford, and jointly the 3 had wildly transgressive adventures in Europe and have been early vocal critics of Hitler and the increase of fascism of their celebrated writings. Like his acquaintances, Spender was once interested in different males, but he ultimately married Natasha, a world-renowned live performance pianist, and began a kinfolk.
in the middle of a heady global of poetry and liberal politics, homosexual amorous affairs and stressful silences, Matthew Spender grew up the kid of 2 outstanding artists. Taught tips to use adjectives by way of Uncle Auden and raised one of the British cultural elite, Matthew led what could have been a charmed lifestyles have been it no longer for the tensions in his personal loved ones. His father, continuously prone to the attract of younger males, used to be not able to forestall himself, or show his mystery, for the sake of his relations; and his mother's ache led her to infatuations of her personal. Stephen Spender: looking for My Father is a son's try and reconstruct a portrait of his magnetic father and unconventional kinfolk out of the ambiguous studies of his adolescence.
Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, kin keepsakes and younger stories, Matthew Spender tells the tale of a unique kin in the course of its personal chilly conflict, because the inventive international of mid-century London turned around round them.

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