The Resource A London childhood., With an introd. by C.P. Snow

A London childhood., With an introd. by C.P. Snow

Label
A London childhood.
Title
A London childhood.
Statement of responsibility
With an introd. by C.P. Snow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With impressive yet understated eloquence, the distinguished English poet and critic John Holloway recreates in extraordinarily evocative detail his life in a working class London suburb up to the age of nine. This autobiographical gem, covering the years 1920-1929, is a highly personal record, illuminating an era which, though still not so distant in time, was obliterated by the Great Depression and World War II. 'His imagination is concrete,' says Lord [C.P.] Snow [in the introduction]. 'You can smell and feel that house in suburban London: but also he makes it more real, not less, by letting his intellect play around it. We begin to learn just how and why the Holloways were like their neighbours, and how they were different. It is the same hard intelligence, working together with his poet's eye, that gives the book its obstinate individuality. This is not a bit like other reminiscences. You accept--and it is one of the best definitions of a work of art--that everything happened, including the boy himself, exactly thus, and could not have been otherwise.' Holloway, like Lord Snow, later escaped the confines--intellectual, social, and economic--of his background. But, as this book makes so memorably clear, his legacy was a rich one."--Jacket
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1920-1999
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holloway, John
Dewey number
  • 828/.9/1403
  • 942.1/083
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6015.O416
LC item number
L6 1968
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1905-1980
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Snow, C. P.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holloway, John
  • London (England)
  • Authors, English
Label
A London childhood., With an introd. by C.P. Snow
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A house -- A large-hearted boy -- Ill, cold and warm -- Some shops and some callers -- We too could polish flints -- Toy soldiers and others -- The monstrous regiment of women -- Going into details -- Up the garden path -- To the south
Control code
ocm00437271
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed..
Extent
xiii, 127 pages
Lccn
68012497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)00437271
Label
A London childhood., With an introd. by C.P. Snow
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A house -- A large-hearted boy -- Ill, cold and warm -- Some shops and some callers -- We too could polish flints -- Toy soldiers and others -- The monstrous regiment of women -- Going into details -- Up the garden path -- To the south
Control code
ocm00437271
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed..
Extent
xiii, 127 pages
Lccn
68012497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)00437271

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