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Another Part of the Wood : A Self Portrait

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 1st 1976 by Ballantine Publishing Group (first published 1974)
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Lobstergirl
Sep 15, 2010 Lobstergirl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir, art
This is a thoroughly enjoyable, hilarious, delightful, beautifully written memoir, a window onto a lost world, by a type of man long extinct. It contains not one dull word.

Kenneth Clark was born, in 1903, into "a section of society known as 'the idle rich', and although, in that golden age, many people were richer, there can have been few who were idler. [His parents] took no part in public affairs, did not read the newspapers, and were almost entirely without the old upper-class feeling of resp
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Aug 14, 2015 Carol rated it it was amazing
An absolutely wonderful memoir by Sir Kenneth. The book covers the period of his childhood through his education at Oxford and his apprenticeship with the great BB, Bernard Berenson. He had a gift for friendship. Among his close friends were Edith Wharton and Maurice Bowra. This first of two volumes takes us to the beginning of his tenure as Director of the National Gallery, London and coincidentally the beginning of World War II. A must read for anyone interested in twentieth century British Hi ...more
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May 15, 2017 Tamara rated it really liked it
Very gossipy, a bit dull at times, but fascinating at other times: he worked for Bernard Berenson, was a friend of Edith Wharton, and lived near, practically with Philip Sassoon. Worth the read.
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...during Edwardian times when servants pressed newspapers delivered to the household or estate with an iron...because the ink may have still been wet upon delivery...and provoked the custom that followed, pressing them unnecessarily...although the ink was dry...the act thereof pressing seems superfluous - nothing more than a higher class thing to do.
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Kenneth McKenzie Clark, Baron Clark, OM, CH, KCB, FBA was a British author, museum director, broadcaster, and one of the best-known art historians of his generation. In 1969, he achieved an international popular presence as the writer, producer, and presenter of the BBC Television series, Civilisation.
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