The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me by Sofka Zinovieff
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The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me by Sofka Zinovieff

Faringdon House in Oxfordshire was the home of Lord Berners; composer, writer, painter, friend of Stravinsky and Gertrude Stein, and a man renowned for both his eccentricity and his homosexuality. Turning Faringdon into an aesthete’s paradise, exquisite food was served to many of the great minds and beauties of the day. Since the early 1930’s, … Continue reading

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Bertolt Brecht – A Literary Life by Stephen Parker

Drawing on letters, diaries, and unpublished material, Stephen Parker offers a rich and detailed account of Brecht’s life and work, and paints a new picture of one of the twentieth century’s most controversial cultural icons – a man whose plays are performed more in Germany than Shakespeare’s. Examining Brecht’s beginnings in Bavaria, through the First … Continue reading