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Image of Britain 1

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ISBN 10: 0292745206 / ISBN 13: 9780292745209
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Title: Image of Britain 1

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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Paperback. 246 pages. Dimensions: 9.9in. x 6.9in. x 0.8in.Image of Britain 1, originally published in 1961, was the first of two special issues of The Texas Quarterly devoted to Britain. This volume contains three dozen selections, including essays, fiction, poetry, and illustrations, most of them specially commissioned. The editorial aim has been to achieve scope and variety. Surveyed in the articles are a dozen or more facets of British culture, among them politics, education, Anglo-American relations, religion, law, food, changes in class structure, pediatrics, the intellectual climate, scientific progress, and international relations. Those who labor under the delusion that the British lack humor are advised to read Siriol Hugh-Joness remarks on the subject, Henry Greens Firefighting, William Sansoms Dear Sir, and Willis W. Pratts article on the great cartoonists Emett and Searlewhose cartoons should then be inspected carefully. Their cartoons are only a part of the books handsome illustrations. In addition, the photographer Hans Beacham visited England at the Quarterlys invitation to depict for American readers distinguished figures in British arts and letters. His gallery of forty-one portraits of writers and other notables has historical as well as artistic importance. Beacham has also contributed twenty-one hauntingly beautiful photographs of the studio of the late great sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein. Thirty-three of the contributors to this collection are British. There is much to be said for inviting members of this forthright, brilliantly self-critical race to comment extensively on themselves. Among the authors are the young and already noteworthyDom Moraes, Ted Hughes, and Alan Sillitoe, for exampleas well as the firmly established and celebrated, such as John Wain, William Sansom, and Henry Green. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780292745209

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Synopsis: Essays, fiction, poetry, and illustrations about British life and culture in the mid-twentieth century.

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