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The Quest for Corvo

The Quest for Corvo

Paperback

Series: New York Review Books Classics

Biographies GeneralHistorical FiguresLiterary Figures

ISBN10: 0940322617
ISBN13: 9780940322615
Publisher: New York Review Of Books
Published: Mar 31 2001
Pages: 312
Weight: 0.68
Height: 0.82 Width: 5.02 Depth: 8.02
Language: English
One day in 1925 a friend asked A. J. A. Symons if he had read Fr. Rolfe's Hadrian the Seventh. He hadn't, but soon did, and found himself entranced by the novel -- a masterpiece-- and no less fascinated by the mysterious person of its all-but-forgotten creator. The Quest for Corvo is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of the strange Frederick Rolfe, self-appointed Baron Corvo, an artist, writer, and frustrated aspirant to the priesthood with a bottomless talent for self-destruction. But this singular work, subtitled an experiment in biography, is also a remarkable self-portrait, a study of the obsession and sympathy that inspires the biographer's art.

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