Recollections by Geoffrey Grigson
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London. Hogarth Press. 1984. First edition. Hardcover, clothbound w. embossed cover. Book condition: Fine, minor darkening along edges. Jacket condition: Fine. 195pp. (ill. in colour & b/w).
Recollections chronicles Grigson's rise to prominence as a social irritant, ultimately becoming one of England's most polarizing literary figures. His first-hand anecdotes scathingly lay bare cultural pretension and stand champion to the little-known or undervalued. Grigson's compilation details experiences at his unyielding magazine, New Verse, as well as his personal relationships with authors, including T.S. Elliot and lifelong friend W.H. Auden. This quintessential contribution to English cultural history exposes the pitfalls and delights of the published world with his ever-familiar sharp tongue.