0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > From 1900

Not currently available

Basil Street Blues - A Memoir (Hardcover, 1st American ed)
Basil Street Blues - A Memoir (Hardcover, 1st American ed): Michael Holroyd
Basil Street Blues - A Memoir (Hardcover, 1st American ed): Michael Holroyd

Share your images

Basil Street Blues - A Memoir (Hardcover, 1st American ed)

Michael Holroyd

 (sign in to rate)

Bookmark and Share

We have no sources for this product at present. If you add this to your wishlist we will let you know should it become available to order.

Not long before his parents died in the 1980s, Michael Holroyd asked them to write some account of their early lives. These two documents, which, where they do overlap, differ dramatically -- they do not even agree on the date of Michael's birth -- mark the starting point of this book.

A biographer by profession, Holroyd had always assumed that his own family was perfectly English, or at least perfectly ordinary. But old photograph albums papers found in the lining of an evening bag, and crumbling documents in various public record offices gradually yield clues to a constellation of starting events and eccentric characters, a long, slow decline from English nobility on one side, and on the other a dramatic Scandinavian ancestry, that could have been imagined by, Isak Dinesen Fatal fires, suicides bankruptcies, divorces, unconsummated longings, and the rumor of a fabulous Indian tea fortune ... all these flow from the pages of his parents recollections to which he adds his own.

Basil Street Blues is a memoir marked by humor gentle iron, and a deeply sympathetic understanding of human failings Its most interesting portrait is that of the author himself, the keeper of such an extravagant heritage.

General

Imprint: W W Norton & Co Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2000
Authors: Michael Holroyd
Dimensions: 250 x 200 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-04850-6
Barcode: 9780393048506
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > From 1900
Promotions
LSN: 0-393-04850-0

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Loyalty partners