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Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye Hardcover – 15 Nov 2007

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape; First Edition edition (15 Nov. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224078755
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224078757
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 4.3 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 497,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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

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`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.

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