A Man of Contradictions: A Life of A. L. Rowse Richard Ollard

ISBN: 9780571302864

Published: April 18th 2013

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388 pages


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A Man of Contradictions: A Life of A. L. Rowse  by  Richard Ollard

A Man of Contradictions: A Life of A. L. Rowse by Richard Ollard
April 18th 2013 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 388 pages | ISBN: 9780571302864 | 3.26 Mb

He proclaimed himself a genius and raged against the slightest criticism from fellow scholars- he was a Marxist who despised the Idiot People- he could be generous and affectionate yet hurled insults at his friends- he inveighed against PuritanismMoreHe proclaimed himself a genius and raged against the slightest criticism from fellow scholars- he was a Marxist who despised the Idiot People- he could be generous and affectionate yet hurled insults at his friends- he inveighed against Puritanism but was himself in many ways a Puritan: A.

L. Rowse was a man of many contradictions.In this clear-sighted and absorbing biography, Richard Ollard examines the many sides of Rowses Protean personality to reveal a man who, whatever he was responding to - public affairs, the arts, natural beauty or events in his personal life - did so with tremendous energy and passion.An urbane study of the celebrated historian. Antonia Fraser, Daily MailStrikes a perfect balance between the Jekyll Rowse and the Hyde Rowse. Bevis Hillier, SpectatorExcellent. Katherine Duncan-Jones, TLS



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