The Resource Angus Wilson : a biography, Margaret Drabble

Angus Wilson : a biography, Margaret Drabble

Label
Angus Wilson : a biography
Title
Angus Wilson
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Drabble
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Angus Wilson (1913-1991) led one of the most remarkable and, until now, uncharted lives in the annals of twentieth-century literature. Here in this long-awaited biography, acclaimed novelist Margaret Drabble portrays Angus Wilson as one of the most brilliant writers of his time, on a par with such literary greats as Graham Greene, Kingsley Amis, and John Osborne. In this first full biography, Drabble traces Wilson's meteoric career as novelist, critic, lecturer, and man of letters. At first an assistant cataloguer at the British Museum, Wilson burst onto the literary scene like a blazing comet in 1949 with a collection of short stories called The Wrong Set. This stunning debut was followed by such memorable books as Hemlock and After, The Middle Age of Mrs. Eliot, The Old Men at the Zoo, and his most enduring and famous novel, Anglo-Saxon Attitudes. At once painfully insecure and highly narcissistic, Wilson both captivated and repelled many of the great literary figures of twentieth-century England, inspiring Rebecca West to exclaim nastily that Wilson reminded her of Jane Eyre. Yet Angus Wilson also served as a great influence for many of today's writers including Martin Amis, Jonathan Raban, V S. Pritchett, and Margaret Drabble herself. His satiric, often grotesque, but in the end sympathetic portrayal of his female characters also endeared him to millions of female readers. What makes Wilson particularly extraordinary to a new generation of readers is his decision to live life, even as early as the 1940s, as an open homosexual through his lifelong relationship with Tony Garrett and his public opposition to discriminatory homosexual laws. Above all, Angus Wilson is the portrait of an artist of enormous courage, a man who confronted challenge to the end
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drabble, Margaret
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6045.I577
LC item number
Z63 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilson, Angus
  • Wilson, Angus
  • Wilson, Angus
  • Wilson, Angus
  • Novelists, English
  • Novelists, English
  • Biographie
Label
Angus Wilson : a biography, Margaret Drabble
Link
https://archive.org/details/anguswilsonbiogr00drab
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Secker & Warburg, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [673]-697) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 716 pages
Isbn
9780312142766
Lccn
96001479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34151586
  • (OCoLC)ocm34151586
Label
Angus Wilson : a biography, Margaret Drabble
Link
https://archive.org/details/anguswilsonbiogr00drab
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Secker & Warburg, 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [673]-697) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 716 pages
Isbn
9780312142766
Lccn
96001479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34151586
  • (OCoLC)ocm34151586

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