The Thirties: A Dream Revolved

Symons, Julian

ISBN 10: 057110715X / ISBN 13: 9780571107155
Published by Faber and Faber, London, 1975
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Literary figures and movements and their associations with politics in Britain in the 1930s. First published in 1960, this slightly revised edition deletes a few obsolete references and adds some context for younger readers. Hardcover, full rose cloth, gilt titling. Light wear, corners bumped; jacket lightly edgeworn with US$ price sticker on front flap. Text clean; 160 pages, appendices. 5½" by 8". Bookseller Inventory # n0504

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Title: The Thirties: A Dream Revolved

Publisher: Faber and Faber, London

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Revised Second Edition

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Julian Symons here presents a unique view of the 1930s. Rejecting the standard historical line, he instead examines the decade as an artistic movement using sources as diverse as the 'Communist Daily Worker' and the 'Fascist Action', together with a wealth of contemporary prose and poetry. His sympathetic treatment of the material allows a picture of the hopes and aspirations of Britain’s young artists to emerge, and through this, he poignantly reveals their wilful belief that the social difficulties of the time were necessary as a herald of society’s glorious rebirth.

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Julian Symons is primarily remembered as a master of the art of crime writing. However, in his eighty-two years he produced an enormously varied body of work. Social and military history, biography and criticism were all subjects he touched upon with remarkable success, and he held a distinguished reputation in each field. His novels were consistently highly individual and expertly crafted, raising him above other crime writers of his day. It is for this that he was awarded various prizes, and, in 1982, named as Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America - an honour accorded to only three other English writers before him: Graham Greene, Eric Ambler and Daphne Du Maurier. He succeeded Agatha Christie as the president of Britain's Detection Club, a position he held from 1976 to 1985, and in 1990 he was awarded the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers for his lifetime's achievement in crime fiction. Symons died in 1994.

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