All Passion Spent

All Passion Spent

Irreverent, entertaining and insightful, this is a tale of the unexpected joys of growing older. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOANNA LUMLEY

Author: Vita Sackville-West

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473522688

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A charming extraordinary early 20th century novel about family relationships. When the great statesman Lord Slane dies, everyone assumes his dutiful wife will slowly fade away, the paying guest of each of her six children. But Lady Slane surprises everyone by escaping to a rented house in Hampstead where she revels in her new freedom, revives youthful ambitions and gathers some very unsuitable companions. Irreverent, entertaining and insightful, this is a tale of the unexpected joys of growing older. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOANNA LUMLEY
Categories: Fiction

All Passion Spent

All Passion Spent

Author: Victoria Sackville-West

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004850223

Category: Aging

Page: 294

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Categories: Aging

All Passion Spent

All Passion Spent

Wo ajab ghari thi ke jis ghari—Liya dars nuskha i ishq ka—Ke kitab aqal ki tak
par—joon dhari the toon he dhari rahi— observe, the amazing transformations of
love, All passion spent—the dream fled. We moved beyond the 'you' and 'I'– what
 ...

Author: Zaheda Hina

Publisher: Zubaan

ISBN: 9789383074334

Category: Fiction

Page: 105

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In the mid-nineties Birjees Dawar Ali returns to Pakistan to seek out a history left unfinished long ago, a history from which, nursing heartbreak and betrayal, she had once earlier fled, back to her home in partitioned India. Will she find the family that so generously gave her succour, the home that became her own, the people who gave her unquestioning love? Or will all these certainties have fled with the march of history? A deeply moving narrative of love and loss, All Passion Spent focuses on the unresolved question of the 1947 Partition of India and the emergence of India and Pakistan as two separate countries. Zaheda Hina’s richly layered narrative, brought alive in this lyrical and poetic translation by Neelam Husain, touches on the many unanswered questions that surround this painful history—the profound sense of grief and displacement, the lives sundered midstream, the lost friendships and the quest for new roots and lands under different skies.
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All Passion Spent

All Passion Spent

Chandler Brossard Kathryn James. ALL PASSION SPENT By Chandler Brossard
All Passion Spent Chandler Brossard First publishedin 1954. All rightsreserved,
Front Cover.

Author: Chandler Brossard

Publisher: Digital Vintage Pulps

ISBN: 9781936456017

Category: Fiction

Page: 143

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Paul Hackett’s life had been bounded by conventional morality until he came to New York and met lovely but corrupt Erika Rains. Paul soon left his wife for Erika, and plunged with her into a weird, surrealistic world of violent pleasures and uninhibited lovers… until Erika’s neurotic mother came to town. Then Paul found out what kind of girl Erika really was, and where their desperate affair was taking them. Here is the intimate, revealing story of life and love in New York’s Bohemian Underworld. It is an off-beat tale of tormented people seeking bizarre stimulation in unexpected places. It’s a world of hoodlums and strip-teasers on Park Avenue, artists and college girls in Greenwich Village. It’s a story of one innocent young man, trapped by his infatuation for a depraved girl in this modern inferno of the lost and the damned. The lure of depravity was fierce. Will it swallow Paul alive… or will he break free?
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No Passion Spent

No Passion Spent

This is an extraordinary collection of essays by one of this country's most exciting and dramatic thinkers.The essays span a considerable time.

Author: George Steiner

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571266524

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

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This is an extraordinary collection of essays by one of this country's most exciting and dramatic thinkers.The essays span a considerable time. But they turn on a central, compelling theme. What is meant by reading a serious text at a time when theories of language and literature question the very possibility of any agreed meaning, and at a time when new technologies seem likely to replace books as we have known them since Gutenberg. This question is brought to bear deliberately on the touchstone examples: the Bible, Homer, Shakespeare. Also on Kierkegaard and Kafka. The closely-meshed collection ends with a series of essays on the philosophic-theological underwriting of communication, with particular reference to what language tells us of Socrates and of Jesus. These essays by George Steiner, distinguished critic and Extraordinary Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, seek to conjoin the themes argued in such books as The Death of Tragedy, Language and Silence, After Babel and Real Presences. They speak of a profound, if sometimes troubled, joy.
Categories: Literary Collections

Vita Sackville West Selected Writings

Vita Sackville West  Selected Writings

Here, for the first time, is an anthology that represents the full expanse of her interests and styles. Over half of the works, including intimate diaries and a dream notebook, have never been published.

Author: Vita Sackville-West

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250087386

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Aristocrat, novelist, essayist, traveler, and lover of Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West lived a fascinating and daring life on the periphery of the Bloomsbury circle. She wrote in an astounding variety of genres, including travel narrative, historical and literary studies, poetry, fiction, and essays, and is probably best known or her novels, The Edwardians and All Passion Spent, and incomparable writings about English country houses and gardens. Here, for the first time, is an anthology that represents the full expanse of her interests and styles. Over half of the works, including intimate diaries and a dream notebook, have never been published. Edited by a foremost expert on the Bloomsbury circle, Vita Sackville-West: Selected Writings provides the best and most accessible introduction to this unique writer.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sissinghurst

Sissinghurst

Sissinghurst has gone on to become one of the most visited and inspirational gardens in the world and this marvellous book, illustrated with drawings and original photographs throughout, shows us how it was created and how gardeners ...

Author: Vita Sackville-West

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466865983

Category: Gardening

Page: 386

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From 1946 to 1957, Vita Sackville-West, the British poet, bestselling author of All Passion Spent and maker of Sissinghurst, wrote a weekly column in the Observer depicting her life at Sissinghurst, showing her to be one of the most visionary horticulturalists of the twentieth-century. With wonderful additions by Sarah Raven, a famous British gardener in her own right who is married to Vita's grandson Adam Nicolson, Sissinghurst draws on this extraordinary archive, revealing Vita's most loved flowers, as well as offering practical advice for gardeners. Often funny and completely accessibly written with color and originality, it also describes details of the trials and tribulations of crafting a place of beauty and elegance. Sissinghurst has gone on to become one of the most visited and inspirational gardens in the world and this marvellous book, illustrated with drawings and original photographs throughout, shows us how it was created and how gardeners everywhere can use some of the ideas from both Sarah Raven and Vita Sackville-West. Sissinghurst is a magnificent portrait of a garden and a family.
Categories: Gardening

Twelve Days

Twelve Days

The book takes an unsuspected twist, however, in that makes it something more than a typical invasion yarn.

Author: Vita Sackville-West

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 150257702X

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

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The Hon Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson, CH (9 March 1892 – 2 June 1962), best known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English author, poet and gardener. She won the Hawthornden Prize in 1927 and 1933. She was known for her exuberant aristocratic life, her passionate affair with the novelist Virginia Woolf, and Sissinghurst Castle Garden, which she and her husband, Sir Harold Nicolson, created at their estate.The Edwardians (1930) and All Passion Spent (1931) are perhaps her best known novels today. Sackville-West's science-fantasy Grand Canyon (1942) is a "cautionary tale" (as she termed it) about a Nazi invasion of an unprepared United States. The book takes an unsuspected twist, however, in that makes it something more than a typical invasion yarn.
Categories: Fiction

Passion Spent

Passion Spent

But Frank has emphasized all along the value of surprise and urged us all to
keep the plans to ourselves . Obviously , some people can ' t cooperate . The
reaction to the leaks of information is incredibly strong . " Polly had her own
theories ...

Author: Elizabeth Waterson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1411602331

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 512

Late-life romance in a retirement community. Florida means more than sunshine and shopping to snowbirds.
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Vita Sackville West s Sissinghurst

Vita Sackville West s Sissinghurst

A lavish hardback celebrating one of Britain's best-loved gardens.

Author: Vita Sackville-West

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 1844088960

Category: Gardening

Page: 382

View: 672

From 1946 to 1957, Vita Sackville-West, the poet, bestselling author of All Passion Spent and maker of Sissinghurst, wrote a weekly column in the Observer describing her life at Sissinghurst, showing her to be one of the most visionary horticulturalists of the twentieth-century. With wonderful additions by Sarah Raven, Vita Sackville-West's Sissinghurst draws on this extraordinary archive, revealing Vita's most loved flowers, as well as offering practical advice for gardeners. Often funny and completely accessibly written with colour and originality, it also describes details of the trials and tribulations of crafting a place of beauty and elegance. Sissinghurst has gone on to become one of the most visited and inspirational gardens in the world and this marvellous book, illustrated with drawings and original photographs throughout, shows us how it was created and how gardeners everywhere can use some of the ideas from both Sarah Raven and Vita Sackville-West.
Categories: Gardening

Passenger to Teheran

Passenger to Teheran

In 1926 Vita travelled to Iran to visit her husband.

Author: Victoria Sackville-West

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 1845113438

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 155

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In 1926 Vita travelled to Iran to visit her husband. Her route was deliberately slow-paced. She returned to England in an equally circuitous manner and despite travelling under dangerous circumstances, through communist Russia and Poland in the midst of revolution, her humour and sense of adventure never failed.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bloomsbury Modernism and the Reinvention of Intimacy

Bloomsbury  Modernism  and the Reinvention of Intimacy

A similar essentialism – perplexing, and also anomalous among its author's
works – colors the pages of Vita Sackville-West's 1931 All Passion Spent. As
inHowards End, the conservative handling of gender inAll Passion Spent
counteracts its ...

Author: Jesse Wolfe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139497527

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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Bloomsbury, Modernism, and the Reinvention of Intimacy integrates studies of six members and associates of the Bloomsbury group into a rich narrative of early twentieth century culture, encompassing changes in the demographics of private and public life, and Freudian and sexological assaults on middle-class proprieties Jesse Wolfe shows how numerous modernist writers felt torn between the inherited institutions of monogamy and marriage and emerging theories of sexuality which challenged Victorian notions of maleness and femaleness. For Wolfe, this ambivalence was a primary source of the Bloomsbury writers' aesthetic strength: Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, and others brought the paradoxes of modern intimacy to thrilling life on the page. By combining literary criticism with forays into philosophy, psychoanalysis, sociology, and the avant-garde art of Vienna, this book offers a fresh account of the reciprocal relations between culture and society in that key site for literary modernism known as Bloomsbury.
Categories: Literary Criticism

More for Your Garden

More for Your Garden

Covering the period 1953-55, More For Your Garden is the third volume in a series of four anthologies of her articles, which are arranged according to the month in which they were published.

Author: Vita Sackville-west

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited

ISBN: 0711223564

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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For some fifteen years, from 1946 until 1961, the Observer carried a weekly gardening column by V. Sackville-West. Covering the period 1953-55, More For Your Garden is the third volume in a series of four anthologies of her articles, which are arranged according to the month in which they were published.
Categories: Gardening

The Enlargement of Life

The Enlargement of Life

CH A P T E R 5 All Passion Spent Calm of mind , all passion spent - JOHN
MILTON , " Samson Agonistes " 5 . 1 Responsibility and Fulfillment I he impetus
for the use of corrective imagination is dissatisfaction with one ' s life . A good life
is ...

Author: John Kekes

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801445116

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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Moral imagination, according to John Kekes, is indispensable to a fulfilling and responsible life. By correcting a parochial view of the possibilities available to us and overcoming mistaken assumptions about our limitations, moral imagination liberates us from self-imposed narrowness. It enlarges life by enabling us to reflect more deeply and widely about how we should live. The material for this reflection, Kekes believes, is supplied by literature. Each of the eleven chapters of the book focuses on a novel, play, or autobiography that exemplifies the protagonist's reflective self-evaluation. Kekes shows the enduring significance of these protagonists' successes or failures and how we might apply what they teach to our very different characters and circumstances.Kekes discusses John Stuart Mill's Autobiography, the Oedipus tragedies by Sophocles, Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, Henry James's The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl, Montaigne's Essays, a story by Herodotus, and Arthur Koestler's Arrival and Departure. Throughout, Kekes shows that moral thought must be concrete, not abstract; that good reasons for or against how we live and what choices we make are available but must be particular, not universal; and that the rigid separation of literature, psychology, and moral thought is detrimental to all three. --Charles Guignon, University of South Florida "Philosophical Quarterly"
Categories: Philosophy

Heritage

Heritage

Vita Sackville-West’s first heroine echoes the passions and contradictions of the author's own life.

Author: Vita Sackville-West

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473552951

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Ruth Pennistan is a farmer’s daughter, born and brought up in Kent. But her dark hair and eyes belie a forgotten ancestry – a Spanish gypsy grandmother and a passionate inheritance. Malory, the rather strait-laced guest of the family, falls head over heels in love, even whilst Ruth becomes trapped against her will in a drama of love and tragedy with another man. Vita Sackville-West’s first heroine echoes the passions and contradictions of the author's own life.
Categories: Fiction

The Dark Island

The Dark Island

Author: Vita Sackville-West

Publisher:

ISBN: 0848811488

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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Categories: Fiction

In Your Garden

In Your Garden

Covering the period 1946-50, In Your Garden is the first volume in a series of four anthologies of V. Sackville-West's articles, which are arranged according to the month in which they were published.

Author: Vita Sackville-West

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 0711223548

Category: Gardening

Page: 237

View: 170

Covering the period 1946-50, In Your Garden is the first volume in a series of four anthologies of V. Sackville-West's articles, which are arranged according to the month in which they were published. Also included are two longer essays by V. Sackville-West, describing a rare seventeenth-century gardening manual and the garden at Hidcote Manor, together with an extract from her 1937 book Some Flowers, which contains vignette descriptions of her favourites.
Categories: Gardening

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Only America still stands protected by a precarious promise of peace from the Reich. Lester and Helen, strangers staying at the Grand Canyon Hotel in Arizona are united by their memories of a lost England.

Author: Vita Sackville-West

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473552975

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The Second World War has been won - by the Germans. Only America still stands protected by a precarious promise of peace from the Reich. Lester and Helen, strangers staying at the Grand Canyon Hotel in Arizona are united by their memories of a lost England. When the fragile peace shatters, only Lester and Helen can take charge and lead their fellow guests into an uncertain future.
Categories: Fiction

The Eagle and the Dove

The Eagle and the Dove

The two saints whose lives Vita Sackville-West contrasts in this double biography were recorded by very different epithets: 'the great' and 'the little'.

Author: Vita Sackville-West

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473553002

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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The two saints whose lives Vita Sackville-West contrasts in this double biography were recorded by very different epithets: 'the great' and 'the little'. Both women were Carmelites, both canonised and both shared the same name. But whilst Teresa of Avila was aristocratic, intellectual, vigorous and humorous, a Spanish woman of the sixteenth century, Thérèse of Lisieux was a guileless and sentimental figure of the French bourgeoisie. Teresa, the great mystic, is the patron saint of Spain; Thérèse, the humble nun, is probably the most beloved saint in the entire Calendar. The extraordinary rise of the cult of both women is scrutinised.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Seducers in Ecuador The Heir

Seducers in Ecuador   The Heir

Seducers in Ecuador is the story of Arthur Lomax, every bit the English gentleman in his white ducks and solar topee, enjoying the pleasures of an Egyptian cruise.

Author: Vita Sackville-West

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473552982

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Seducers in Ecuador is the story of Arthur Lomax, every bit the English gentleman in his white ducks and solar topee, enjoying the pleasures of an Egyptian cruise. But with the addition of a pair of blue spectacles to the outfit, Lomax's entire world changes - to alarming, deadly effect. Peregrine Chase in The Heir is the manager of a Wolverhampton insurance company. But when he inherits a moated Tudor house called Blackboys his resistance to change dissolves in the face of its beauty. Under the spell of house and garden, Peregrine's life - and heart - are transformed.
Categories: Fiction