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Worlds Apart
Author: David Plante

ISBN: 9781408854051
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 24 August 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.7 x 2.4
Description:
Further adventures in the artistic milieux of the last fifty years, a tale of love, Germaine Greer and, brilliantly, Philip Roth

The writer David Plante has kept a diary of his life among the artistic elite for over half a century. It is an extraordinary document, both deeply personal and a rare window onto disappearing worlds. This extracted memoir spans the 1980s, a period of exploration and growth for Plante and his lover Nikos Stangos, a partnership which will endure for forty years.

David Plante and Nikos Stangos first made a life together in London in the mid-sixties, when as newcomers they were introduced by Stephen Spender to his circle, connections criss-crossing, dazzlingly, through the air of their adopted city, interconnecting so many admired figures.

Now navigating worlds beyond London - from a house-share with Germaine Greer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to a trip to Jerusalem with Philip Roth; from the loss of parents to the growing spectre of AIDS; and in New York, Umbria, Lucca, the Aegean and rural Ireland - these are stories of expanding horizons and of a deepening and developing love: the challenges of mon...

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