William Plomer: A Biography

By: Alexander, Peter F.

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William Plomer (1903-73) was a novelist and literary figure of reputation, author of the powerful novel of miscegenation Turbott Wolfe, founder of the magazine Voorslag, principal reader for the Publisher Jonathan Cape, and a homosexual. Here, Alexander paints a fascinating portrait of this man, from his beginnings in turn-of-the-century South Africa to his rise to literary and publishing prominence in England in the 1930s and 40s. Dealing frankly with all areas of Plomer's private and professional life and the central role his homosexuality played in them, this book looks at his success at bringing such authors as Vladimir Nabokov and Ian Fleming to prominence, his work as editor of Francis Kilvert's diaries, his librettos for several of Benjamin Britten's operas, including Gloriana, and his other literary works, which include five novels and ten volumes of verse.

Title: William Plomer: A Biography

Author Name: Alexander, Peter F.

Categories: Biography, Autobiography, Memoirs,

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford Univ Pr: 1989

ISBN Number: 0192122436

ISBN Number 13: 9780192122438

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 023218

Description: Appears unread, media release laid in.

Keywords: Biography,