Harold Acton

Standard Name: Acton, Harold

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Dedications Evelyn Waugh
Its working title was Untoward Incidents. It was rejected as obscene by Duckworth before Waugh turned to his father's firm.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
It is dedicated in Homage and Affection to EW 's Oxford friend and mentor Harold Acton .
Waugh, Evelyn. Decline and Fall. Chapman, 1928.
prelims
Fictionalization Ada Leverson
Several of AL 's literary friends—Harold Acton , Osbert Sitwell —left more or less fictionalised portraits of her; but these turn much more on her character and public image than on her writing.
Burkhart, Charles. Ada Leverson. Twayne, 1973.
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Friends, Associates Evelyn Waugh
A key figure in his undergraduate homosexual period was his friend Harold Acton .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Friends, Associates Ada Leverson
By the 1920s most of AL 's earlier friends were either dead or living abroad. But she was sought out by the novelists Somerset Maugham and Ronald Firbank , and by Wilde's younger son, Vyvyan Holland
Friends, Associates Ada Leverson
Her pleasure in European travel included spending time with young friends: Harold Acton , Ronald Firbank , the Sitwellbrothers , and the young composer William Walton .
Speedie, Julie. Wonderful Sphinx: The Biography of Ada Leverson. Virago, 1993.
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Wyndham, Violet. The Sphinx and Her Circle: A Biographical Sketch of Ada Leverson 1862-1933. A. Deutsch, 1963.
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Friends, Associates Ling Shuhua
The couple travelled together: in January 1936, for instance, they went to Beijing, where they met such people as the English writer Harold Acton and Chinese watercolour artist Qi Baishi . LS read fiction...
Friends, Associates Edith Sitwell
ES had many friendships, and there were few notables in the artistic world whom she did not meet. Her friendships were quite volatile, with frequent quarrels, sometimes caused by the practical jokes and the heightened...
Literary responses Gertrude Stein
For some, Stein's lectures sounded like Kant 's Critique of Pure Reason
Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. Doubleday, 1975.
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while others thought they were offensive and affronting.
Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. Doubleday, 1975.
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Harold Acton , British cultural critic, reported that nobody had heard anything like this before.
Brinnin, John Malcolm, and John Ashbery. The Third Rose: Gertrude Stein and her World. Addison-Wesley, 1959.
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Literary responses Ada Leverson
Harold Acton called it quite perfect, a wonderful piece of atmospheric conjuring!
Wyndham, Violet. The Sphinx and Her Circle: A Biographical Sketch of Ada Leverson 1862-1933. A. Deutsch, 1963.
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Literary responses Edith Sitwell
Sitwell was subject to dismissive antifeminist comment from such critics as Geoffrey Grigson and Harold Acton .
Hill, Rosemary. “No False Modesty”. London Review of Books, No. 20, pp. 25 - 6.
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The poets of the Movement were famously dismissive of ES . Al Alvarez published a notorious and...
Occupation Gertrude Stein
Persuaded by Edith Sitwell and Harold Acton , GS agreed to a small lecture tour. She lectured about grammar and literature. She was apparently inspired to explicate her ideas on composition, rhythm, repetition and identity...
Reception Violet Trefusis
Some resemblances to VT also emerge in Lady Montdore of Love in a Cold Climate, one of the best-known works by her friend Nancy Mitford .
Souhami, Diana. Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter. Flamingo, 1997.
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Sharpe, Henrietta. A Solitary Woman: A Life of Violet Trefusis. Constable, 1981.
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She was repeatedly and unattractively portrayed...
Reception Violet Trefusis
Michael Holroyd suggests in the Afterword to A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters—Absent Fathers, 2010, that scholarly interest in Vita Sackville-West created a biassed climate for the reception of VT . Whatever vessel set...
Textual Production Evelyn Waugh
During his otherwise largely wasted time as an Oxford undergraduate, EW had some short stories published as well as having some success as a graphic artist. He put considerable effort into a novel about black...
Textual Production Ling Shuhua
The book developed a complex history in its path to publication and its links to LS's life. During her writing process LS noted the challenging contrast between the production of a coherent autobiographical volume and...

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