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Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye Hardcover – 15 Nov 2007
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`accomplished biography...A jubilant, illuminating read' -- Bournemouthecho.co.uk
'As and outstanding painter and delectable personality, Burra deserves this entertaining biography.' -- The Spectator
'Burra's letters are so good because his turns of phrase and manner of writing ... bring out the flavour of the man so beautifully.' -- Independent on Sunday
'Exceptionally vivid ... the portrait of Burra that emerges is poignant, strange, eccentric and vital.' -- Literary Review
'Jane Stevenson's witty scholarliness is perfectly complemented by Burra's own sardonically camp letters.' -- Daily Mail
'Magnificent[...]This splendid Life makes a monumental fuss of him, reminding us what a one-off he was' -- Daily Telegraph
'Stevenson has rediscovered Burra's private voice: fey, charming, camp and somehow utterly seductive.' -- The Herald
'Stevenson makes a strong case for Burra's originality and integrity as an artist; his relentless creativity, always moving on.' -- The Scotsman Saturday
'What she evokes with skill, itself a joy to read, is a society in the throes of discovery and change.'
-- Daily Express
`fine biography...his letters, meanwhile, are full of delightfully camp wit, and Jane Stevenson quotes from them generously' --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product description