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The Resource Ever, Dirk : the Bogarde letters, selected and edited by John Coldstream

Ever, Dirk : the Bogarde letters, selected and edited by John Coldstream

Label
Ever, Dirk : the Bogarde letters
Title
Ever, Dirk
Title remainder
the Bogarde letters
Statement of responsibility
selected and edited by John Coldstream
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dirk Bogarde (1921-1999) was known principally as the star of more than sixty films and a critically acclaimed author. To a privileged few, however, he was a prolific, stimulating and treasured correspondent." "This selection of his letters opens as he and his companion Anthony Forwood start a new life on the Continent, from where Bogarde writes extensively to - among others - the director Joseph Losey, the critic Dilys Powell, the publisher Norah Smallwood, and the authors Penelope Mortimer and Kathleen Tynan. In more than one case, we have an insight into 'a kind of love affair without the carnality' - the description he gave to his epistolary relationship with the American 'Mrs X', which was the basis of his eighth bestseller, A Particular Friendship (1989)." "Collected here, his letters represent an alternative autobiography, covering three decades. On display are the qualities familiar to those who knew the private Bogarde: acute observation, a laser-like intelligence, an easily-provoked waspishness, an aversion to the politically correct, a directness which could wound and offend, a robust compassion for the needy, a relish for the striking metaphor, and a catastrophic disdain for correct spelling and punctuation. As clouds gather over the Provencal idyll, forcing a return to London, his confidences grow more and more poignant. But the incisive humour survives."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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1921-1999
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Bogarde, Dirk
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Coldstream, John
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  • Bogarde, Dirk
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Authors, English
Label
Ever, Dirk : the Bogarde letters, selected and edited by John Coldstream
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000043478519
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
x, 531 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780297852414
Other physical details
col. ill.
Label
Ever, Dirk : the Bogarde letters, selected and edited by John Coldstream
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000043478519
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
x, 531 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780297852414
Other physical details
col. ill.

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