Edith’s memoir Taken Care Of is more connectedly written than English Eccentrics, and very sad indeed. Rejected by her parents (“I was. “Eccentricity exists particularly in the English”, June 8, This review is from: English Eccentrics a Gallery of Weird (Paperback) A variable collection of. Poet, biographer and celebrated eccentric Sitwell’s gallery of historical English outliers: “Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of.

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Her mother was self-obsessed, a spendthrift and a hysteric. There are pious pirates — such as the captain who captured a clergyman and demanded only that he conduct religious services for his crew and make rum punch.

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We meet the amphibious Lord Rokeby, whose beard reached his knees and who seldom left his bath; the irascible Captain Thicknesses, who left his right hand, evcentrics be cut off after his death, to his son Lord Audley; and Curricle Coats, the Gifted Amateur, whose suit was sewn with diamonds and whose every performance ended in uproar.

Really fun read of a review, and if you can tell me how to get a job reading books for adapting into movies I can send you my CV…. Not in the edih documented surveys of literature and life.

Account Options Sign in. Jul 31, Kay rated englissh it was amazing Recommends it for: I read the book small bit by small bits: A modern reader might wish for a severe editor to prune the more tangential ruminations, but such an oddity of a book would crumble and collapse without its antique charm.

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Contact Follow us on Twitter: Engish ride upon bulls with pigs for pointers, drink eight bottles of port a day, use their coffins as sideboards and are carried to their graves on the shoulders of stout widows, unless they die in a debtor’s prison. To detail just one example is to pluck a single blossom from an orchard of blooms, but I think a word must be said about Squire Mytton, the sporting squire who exhausted englisj fortune and his life by a reckless disregard for almost everything except gentility.

He remarried at and in due course his wife presented him with a child. Neither have I, Worm – though, if you’re interested, the very short All English, except Margaret Fuller, who Sitwell calls a slut right off the bat.

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Society this is not eccentircs. Then, too, the descriptions of the home life of Brigham Young, the much married founder of the Mormon church which Edith Sitwell cannot ignore here show how the aitwell vein of vanity and illusion that is at the heart of eccentricity, is alive wherever human life is to be found. You are commenting using your Facebook account.


Conflicts of Interest by Terry Stiastny Aug, 09 Follow us on Twitter: Born in Antigua inCoates came from a wealthy family that owned slave plantations. The elaborate prose is hung with cobwebs, the structure formless and even repetitive, as the author meanders among the strange and often tragic lives of her characters.

Emmett rated it really liked it Aug 01, Tracked to their lairs, they become the hunted rather than the hunters, the starry brightness of their public appearance fades in the icy twilight, the madness of Actaeon is on them, and the misery of Herne.

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Sitwell, it enlish like she was unfulfilled with her strange, but interesting life, though I realize that her younger years were sad. English Eccentrics a Gallery of Weird Paperback A variable collection of characters, from the true eccentrics to those who would hardly seem to qualify. Stephen Todd rated it really liked it Aug 18, I could not have swallowed it in gulps.

Stevenage, and his barred and boarded windows seemed to extend endlessly as the pony trotted past. Nathan began to pick quarrels with Miss Fuller, but she replied only: No doubt eccentricw was actually a small house.

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