The Quest for Corvo: An Experiment in Biography

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New York Review of Books, 2001 - 289 стор.
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One day in 1925 a friend asked A. J. A. Symons if he had read Fr. Rolfe's Hadrian the Seventh. He hadn't, but soon did, and found himself entranced by the novel -- "a masterpiece"-- and no less fascinated by the mysterious person of its all-but-forgotten creator. The Quest for Corvo is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of the strange Frederick Rolfe, self-appointed Baron Corvo, an artist, writer, and frustrated aspirant to the priesthood with a bottomless talent for self-destruction. But this singular work, subtitled "an experiment in biography," is also a remarkable self-portrait, a study of the obsession and sympathy that inspires the biographer's art.
 

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This is a curious book, but well described by the author. Symons wrote this biography in 1934, and sub-titled it "An Experiment in Biography." Baron Corvo was an odd man indeed, but did produce the work on "Hadrian VII". Читати огляд повністю

THE QUEST FOR CORVO

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To coincide with its republication of Hadrian the Seventh (see above), the press has reissued Symons's near-legendary biography of Frederick Rolfe, a work as innovative and unusual as its subject, the ... Читати огляд повністю

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The Problem
3
The Clues
18
The Newspaper Attack
31
The Reluctant Brother
43
The Theological Student
54
The Rejected Priest
71
The Nowt of Holywell
80
The Strange Historian
105
Interregnum
163
The Happy Interval
175
Robert Hugh Benson
189
The Voluntary Exile
204
The Venetian Outcast
217
The Final Benefactor
234
Epitaph
247
The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole
255

The Chronicles
122
The Divine Friend
132
The Queer Collaborator
145
The End of the Quest
266
Index
283
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A.J.A. Symons (1900-1941) pursued a wide variety of projects in his short life, writing and editing works on the verse of the 1890s, the history of the Nonesuch Press, and critical studies of various figures of note. He is remembered for his groundbreaking biography of the bizarre genius Baron Corvo and for his own eccentric hobbies, as chronicled in a biography written by his brother, the mystery novelist Julian Symons.

A S Byatt is renowned internationally for her novels and short stories. Her novels include the Booker Prize-winning Possession, The Biographer’s Tale and the quartet,The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman. Her most recent novel, The Children’s Book was published in 2009.

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