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Wild Man of Letters: the story of P. R. Stephensen

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Title:Wild Man of Letters: the story of P. R. Stephensen
Price:AUD$26.00 (about USD$18.00)
Book ID:SB00-0211281
Publisher:Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria, 1984
Edition:First Edition
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Melbourne University Press, 1984, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic

XII,320 pp., includes chapter notes, bibliography, index. With 16 full-page plates, and many illustrations, some of which are full-page. One of Australia's most remarkable men of letters, Percy Reginald Stephensen was admired by D.H.Lawrence, parodied by Aldous Huxley, trailed by MI5, and denounced as a traitor to his own country during WW II. His stormy life paralleled the major artistic and political upheavals of the 20th-century. Now is complex and baffling story is told with sympathy, wit and critical detachment. It is a thoroughly research and well illustrated biography, a significant work of cultural history as well as compelling narrative of a brilliant and tragic career. Previously unavailable sources, including Secret Service documents, reveal Stephensen's adventures as a Communist at Oxford and as a crusading publisher in London and Sydney before his arrest as a "pro-fascist". -- front fold over flap there is a minor rubbing of the fold over tips, and the head and tail of the back strip section, . Size: 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0522842755. ISBN/EAN: 9780522842753. Inventory No: 0211281.
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