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The Sparsholt affair, Alan Hollinghurst

Label
The Sparsholt affair
Title
The Sparsholt affair
Statement of responsibility
Alan Hollinghurst
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A multi-generational story of fathers and sons during the second half of the twentieth century in England"--
  • "From the internationally acclaimed winner of the Man Booker Prize, a masterly new novel that spans seven transformative decades in England--from the 1940s to the present--as it plumbs the richly complex relationships of a remarkable family. In 1940, David Sparsholt arrives at Oxford to study engineering, though his sights are set on joining the Royal Air Force. Handsome, athletic, charismatic, he is unaware of his effect on others--especially on Evert Dax, the lonely son of a celebrated novelist who is destined to become a writer himself. With the world at war, and the Blitz raging in London, Oxford nevertheless exists at a strange remove: a place of fleeting beauty--and secret liaisons. A friendship develops between these two young men that will have unexpected consequences as the novel unfolds. Alan Hollinghurst's new novel explores the legacy of David Sparsholt across three generations, on friends and family alike; we experience through its characters changes in taste, morality, and private life in a sequence of vividly rendered episodes: a Sparsholt holiday in Cornwall; eccentric social gatherings at the Dax family home; the adventures of David's son Johnny, a painter in 1970s London; the push and pull in a group of friends brought together by art, literature, and love. And evoking the increasing openness of gay life, The Sparsholt Affair becomes a meditation on human transience, even as it poignantly expresses the longing for permanence and continuity."--
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MMI
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Hollinghurst, Alan
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6058.O4467
LC item number
S6 2017eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • University of Oxford
  • University of Oxford
  • Male friendship
  • Homosexuality
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Social classes
  • Homosexuality
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Male friendship
  • Social classes
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
The Sparsholt affair, Alan Hollinghurst
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Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101874585
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ea6576f7-2f9f-4dd0-9187-cef6ceeff45c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1023574632
  • (OCoLC)on1023574632
  • 1386800
Label
The Sparsholt affair, Alan Hollinghurst
Link
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101874585
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ea6576f7-2f9f-4dd0-9187-cef6ceeff45c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1023574632
  • (OCoLC)on1023574632
  • 1386800

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