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All Passion Spent WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOANNA LUMLEYWhen The Great Statesman Lord Slane Dies, Everyone Assumes His Dutiful Wife Will Slowly Fade Away, The Paying Guest Of Each Of Her Six Children But Lady Slane Surprises Everyone By Escaping To A Rented House In Hampstead Where She Revels In Her New Freedom, Revives Youthful Ambitions And Gathers Some Very Unsuitable Companions Irreverent, Entertaining And Insightful, This Is A Tale Of The Unexpected Joys Of Growing Older.

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • All Passion Spent
  • Vita Sackville-West
  • English
  • 12 July 2018
  • 1784870552

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  1. says:

    Little old lady tries, at last, to make her own life after a lifetime of looking after other people s interests and especially her children One wonders exactly how much looking after does the Vicereine of India do when she doesn t even hang up her own clothes or make a cup of tea She is once described as arranging flowers though onerous duties indeed So here we have a deluded, very wealthy old bat who buys a house in Hampstead and has only one servant in order that she may fulfil her chil Little old lady tries, at last, to make her own life after a lifetime of looking after other people s interests and especially her children One wonders exactly how much looking after does the Vicereine of India do when she doesn t even hang up her own clothes or make a cup of tea She is once described as arranging flowers though onerous duties indeed So here we have a deluded, very wealthy old bat who buys a house in Hampstead and has only one servant in order that she may fulfil her childhood ambition of being an artist, although she s never even produced a drawing and never will She is courted by a very wealthy old man who once fell in love with her when she was arranging flowers who pops off leaving her his priceless collection of gewgaws instead of the museums and art galleries who are panting for such marvelous freebies to own for themselves.So what does she do, well she gives away all the money and art collections not because she is a chari...


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    She wondered which wounds went deeper the jagged wounds of reality, or the profound invisible bruises of the imagination Vita Sackville West, All Passion SpentI loved this book, one of the best novels I ve read so far this year Former Vicereine, Lady Deborah Slane, is not your typical protagonist She is 88 years old and is recently widowed after a marriage of 70 years Lady Slane decides to live the independent life she had always dreamed of, much to the chagrin of her snobby children S She wondered which wounds went deeper the jagged wounds of reality, or the profound invisible bruises of the imagination Vita Sackville West, All Passion SpentI loved this book, one of the best novels I ve read so far this year Former Vicereine, Lady Deborah Slane, is not your typical protagonist She is 88 years old and is recently widowed after a marriage of 70 years Lady Slane decides to live the independent life she had always dreamed of, much to the chagrin of her sn...


  3. says:

    Geoffrey Scott, one of the many people who fell in love with Vita Sackville West over the course of her life, said that there was an indefinable something about her writing that raised above what it otherwise might have been Although he turned out to be a little crazy that s a whole other story , I can t help but think that he was right a...


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    Nothing matters to an artist except the fulfilment of his gift Without it All meaning goes out of life, and life becomes existence a makeshift All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville West is a novel on reflecting back on life Sackville West, was an English poet, novelist, and garden designer A successful and prolific novelist, poet, and journalist during her lifetime she was twice awarded the Hawthornden Prize for Imaginative Literature in 1927 for her pastoral epic, The Land, and in 193 Nothing matters to an artist except the fulfilment of his gift Without it All meaning goes out of life, and life becomes existence a makeshift All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville West is a novel on reflecting back on life Sackville West, was an English poet, novelist, and garden designer A successful and prolific novelist, poet, and journalist during her lifetime she was tw...


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    I was so taken with this book that I found it quite impossible to write a review on it.But all I can say is that it is wonderful and so evocative of the time Vita Sackville West has always fascinated me Ever since I read The Letters of Vita Sackville West to Virginia Woolf, I have been intrigued by her personality She was indeed quite unusual for the period in which she lived Plus Virginia ...


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    Introduction, by Joanna Lumley All Passion Spent


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    She could go on, for a little, secretly continuing to be herself.Lady Slane, born to elderly children and their too unsafe from death s hand, dying a little girl, a fawn lovingly caught in its own spotlights standstill, the spawn, the question to do you love me yes My overwhelming feeling about Mrs Henry Holland was that when the voice of the novel describes her as sweet and stupid it was s...


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    Le prime 45 sono pagine di ingresso Vicenda narrata e indispensabile costruzione di atmosfera, avrei capito dopo Appena pi lunghe di quanto la mia attesa fosse disposta a sostenere, in questo periodo Stavo per lasciare, e riprendere in futuro, archiviando tuttavia nella mente una traduzione gradevole, lineare, in un italiano molto elegante e sobrio, vario e scorrevole Ma l incontro con i libri, si sa, non casuale o, sovente, non d l impressione di esserlo In un pomeriggio di pioggia n Le prime 45 sono pagine di ingresso Vicenda narrata e indispensabile costruzione di atmosfera, avrei capito dopo Appena pi lu...


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    Eppure qualcosa la offendeva quell insopportabile alterigia maschile, quella gretta remissivit femminile.Dov era la verit allora Tiranno d a, Henry l aveva defraudata della vita che si era scelta, ma gliene aveva data un altra, grandiosa, certo,splendida di mondanit se le fosse venuta voglia di queste cose o una vita, alternativamente, che la relegava nella stanza dei bambini Alla vita di lei, lui aveva sostituito la sua con i suoi interessi o quelle dei loro figli con le loro pote Eppure qualcosa la offendeva quell insopportabile alterigia maschile, quella gretta remissivit femminile.Dov era la verit allora Tiranno d a, Henry l aveva defraudata della vita che si era scelta, ma gliene aveva data un altra, grandiosa, certo,splendida di mondanit se le fosse venuta voglia di queste cose o una vita, alternativamente, che la relegava nella stanza dei bambini Alla vita di lei, lui aveva sostituito la sua con i suoi interessi o quelle dei loro figli con le loro potenzialit Secondo il modo di vedere di Henry, lei doveva lasciarsi assorbire da entrambe con altrettanta gi...


  10. says:

    Scriveva Nick Hornby A volte un libro non pu proprio fare a meno di essere alta letteratura impotente contro le proprie complicazioni, perch le idee che contiene mettono alle corde la semplicit espressiva.Prendiamo questo libro ad esempio, 167 pagine dedicate ad una donna di ottantotto anni e ai suoi ricordi Si pu pensare ad una storia ricca di eventi la protagonista era stata vice regina delle Indie, invece gran parte del libro dedicato ai piccoli piaceri della vita quotidiana ai Scriveva Nick Hornby A volte un li...

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