Notes for a new culture : an essay on modernism / Peter Ackroyd.

By: Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-Material type: TextTextSeries: Barnes & Noble critical studies: Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Books, 1976Description: 152 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 0064900088; 9780064900089Subject(s): Modernism (Literature)DDC classification: 809/.933/5 LOC classification: PN56.M54 | A3 1976bBT78 | .A23x 1976
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Includes index.

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Peter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. He graduated from Cambridge University and was a Fellow at Yale (1971-1973). A critically acclaimed and versatile writer, Ackroyd began his career while at Yale, publishing two volumes of poetry. He continued writing poetry until he began delving into historical fiction with The Great Fire of London (1982).

A constant theme in Ackroyd's work is the blending of past, present, and future, often paralleling the two in his biographies and novels. Much of Ackroyd's work explores the lives of celebrated authors such as Dickens, Milton, Eliot, Blake, and More. Ackroyd's approach is unusual, injecting imagined material into traditional biographies. In The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (1983), his work takes on an autobiographical form in his account of Wilde's final years. He was widely praised for his believable imitation of Wilde's style. He was awarded the British Whitbread Award for biography in 1984 of T.S. Eliot, and the Whitbread Award for fiction in 1985 for his novel Hawksmoor.

Ackroyd currently lives in London and publishes one or two books a year. He still considers poetry to be his first love, seeing his novels as an extension of earlier poetic work.

(Bowker Author Biography) Peter Ackroyd is the award-winning author of four biographies, most recently the national bestseller "The Life of Thomas More", as well as ten novels, including "Chatterton" & "Hawksmoor". He lives in London, where he is at work on his next book, "London: The Biography.

(Publisher Provided) Peter Ackroyd is a bestselling writer of both fiction and nonfiction. He lives in London.

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