Sydney and Violet a modernist power couple and their life with Eliot, Proust, Joyce, Huxley, Mansfield, Picasso and the excruciatingly irascible Wyndham Lewis by Stephen Klaidman

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  • Modernism (Literature),
  • Friends and associates,
  • Friendship

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A portrait of the twentieth-century literary couple describes their friendships with personalities ranging from Picasso to Aldous Huxley and provides a social, intellectual, and cultural history of the modernist movement.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementStephen Klaidman
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 268 pages :
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26523695M
ISBN 100307742113
ISBN 109780307742117
OCLC/WorldCa890621171

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Leading critics of the day considered Sydney, writing as Stephen Hudson, to be in the same literary league as Joyce, Eliot, and D. Lawrence. As for Violet, she was a talented musician who nurtured Sydney's literary efforts and was among the first in England to.

Stephen Klaidman's book, "Sydney and Violet" will appeal to readers who enjoy learning about the "background" figures in the London literary world of the s to the 's.

The Schiff's - Sidney is a little known novelist - and his editor wife Violet hosted the modernist authors of the time, known as the "Bayswater set" of London/5(17).

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Stephen Hudson ( – 29 October ) is a pseudonym of the British novelist and translator Sydney Schiff, whose work was published in the s, s, and a substantial income from his commercially successful family, Schiff was a patron of the arts, with friendships in the musical, artistic and literary circles of England and France.

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