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Memoirs of a Pet Lamb By David Sylvester

Memoirs Of A Pet Lamb by David Sylvester

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Art critic David Sylvester, who died in June 2001, achieved fame with his work on Cezanne but also because of studies of personal artist friends: Giacometti, Henry Moore and Francis Bacon. In the weeks before his death, he wrote this brief but revealing account of his childhood in the 1920s.

Memoirs Of A Pet Lamb Summary

Memoirs Of A Pet Lamb by David Sylvester

David Sylvester, who died in June 2001, was one of the greatest art critics of our time. He achieved fame with his work on Cezanne but became known especially for his close, perceptive studies of artists who became personal friends: Giacometti, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon. A brilliant interviewer who could make the most reticent artists disclose their secrets, he rarely revealed his own - but in the weeks before his death he wrote this brief, unforgettable account of his childhood in the 1920s. Beginning with his bewildered shuttling between an English nursery school and the turbulent Yiddish-speaking 'parental country', he reaches back for his child's-eye view. We meet Grandma Rosen with her passion for Rudolph Valentino, and Grandpa returning from his fishmonger's shop and reading out next day's runners at Kempton in his thick foreign accent. We learn of the large Sylvester clan, and of his parents' contradictory ambitions for their son: British army officer or 'a career like Noel Coward's'. We hear of friends and nannies, picnics and outings, schools and siblings; of music, politics, rows and disasters; of love and tenderness and death. Dry, comic yet poignantly unforgettable, Memoirs of a Pet Lamb brings us a life and a whole world in miniature.

About David Sylvester

David Sylvester's final publications included Interviews with American Artists and a revised edition of his great essay collection, About Modern Art. An exhibition in his honour was held at the Tate Modern in early 2002.

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Memoirs Of A Pet Lamb by David Sylvester
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2002-11-07
96
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