One on One (BOK)

Craig Brown

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101 chance meetings, juxtaposing the famous and the infamous, the artistic and the philistine, the pompous and the comical, the snobbish and the vulgar, each 1,001 words long, and with a time span stretching from the 19th century to the 21st. Life is made up of individuals meeting one another. They speak, or don,t speak. They get on, or don,t get on. They make agreements, which they either hold to or ignore. They laugh, they cry, they are excited, they are indifferent, they share secrets, they say, "How do you do?" Often it is the most fleeting of meetings that, in the fullness of time, turn out to be the most noteworthy. 'One on One, examines the curious nature of different types of meeting, from the oddity of encounters with the Royal Family (who start giggling during a recital by TS Eliot) to those often perilous meetings between old and young (Mark Twain terrifying Rudyard Kipling) and between young and old (the 23-year-old Sarah Miles having her leg squeezed by the nonagenarian Bertrand Russell), to contemporary random encounters (George Galloway meeting Michael Barrymore on Celebrity Big Brother). Ingenious in its construction, witty in its narration, panoramic in its breadth, 'One on One, is a wholly original book.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Craig Brown
Forlag
Fourth Estate
ISBN 9780007360628
Antall sider 400 Dimensjoner 15,9cm x 24cm x 4,2cm
Vekt 690 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Biography: general