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3 More Novels by Ronald Firbank
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Aug 03, 10

Read in January, 2010

Uncommon writer - builds plot and characters through conversation. Offers a spectacularly vivid picture of the English upper class: their mannerisms, fripperies and eccentricities. And a hero and model for the intellectual gay man both then and now (nb Stephen Fry's Moab is My Washpot) and influenced Waugh and Forster amongst others. Modernist, pre-Woolf and Joyce. I enjoyed these stories the most of all his novels as they were easy to read and relatively easy to follow. And funny, in a savage, satirical way.
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