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Author Mitchell, Leslie

Title Maurice Bowra : a Life
Published Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2009


Description 1 online resource (717 pages)
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of Plates; List of Short Titles; Preface; Part I. Formation; 1 From China to Cheltenham; 2 War, 1914-1918; 3 New College, 1919-1922; Part II. Fundamentals; 4 Greece; 5 Poetry; 6 Sex and Sexuality; Part III. Action; 7 Oxford, 1922-1938; 8 Bowra and the Wider World, 1922-1939; 9 Germany and America; 10 Warden of Wadham, 1938-1970; 11 BowraatLarge,1945 -1970; Part IV. Reflection; 12 The 1960s; 13 Heaven or Hell; Endnotes; Select Bibliography; Index
Summary Maurice Bowra was, according to one's point of view, either the most distinguished or the most notorious Oxford don of the early twentieth century. Classicist, poet, wit, raconteur extraordinary, and Warden of Wadham College for over thirty years, he met nearly everyone of consequence in the worlds of literature and politics and had stories to tell about them all, from Jean Cocteau to Virginia Woolf, from Adolf Hitler to the Kennedys, from Isaiah Berlin to Charlie Chaplin. By forceof personality and intellectual range, he influenced the thinking of almost everyone with whom he came into contac
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Subject Bowra, C. M. (Cecil Maurice), 1898-1971.
Bowra, C. M. (Cecil Maurice), 1898-1971.
Wadham College -- History
Wadham College.
College teachers -- Great Britain -- Biography
Classicists -- Great Britain -- Biography
College teachers.
Intellectual life.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191615382