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  • Paperback: 103 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571255612
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571255610
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 0.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A multi-levelled work that deals with sex, death, creativity, biography and much else besides . . . beautifully written . . . deeply moving." -Michael Billington, "The Guardian ""Bennett the maestro returns with a multi-layered masterpiece . . . hilariously provocative . . . mixes hard-won wisdom about such matters as the meaning of collaboration, the dubious value of biography . . . and flurries of delirious silliness." -Paul Taylor, "The Independent ""Deft, amusing, and so intelligently and generously crafted that it makes you feel clever just watching it . . . "The Habit of Art" is a richly thought-provoking piece about many things, including artistic creation, the vulgarity of biography, sexuality, friendship, the bubble of reputation, but it also has an intriguingly autobiographical feel at times. What sort of artist have I been? Will anything survive?" -Christopher Hart, "The Sunday Times"

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The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett dramatizes an imaginary meeting between Benjamin Britten and W. H. Auden, to fashion a play about two difficult men, the ethics of biography, growing old, creativity, and the habit of art.

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