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Riassunto: This autobiography charts the travels of Tamara Talbot Rice. It encompasses pre-Revolutionary Russia, emigre penury in London and Paris, Oxford in the Brideshead years and country life in Gloucestershire, as well as pioneering digs in Asia Minor and academic life in Edinburgh.
From Library Journal:
Talbot Rice lived a fascinating life. She was a child in St. Petersburg during the Russian Revolution; a student at Oxford with Evelyn Waugh and Dorothy Sayers; an expatriate in Paris in the 1920s, when Gertrude Stein and Hemingway were there; and a resident of "Byzantium" (that is, Istanbul) from the 1930s to the 1950s with archaeologist husband David Talbot Rice. The last adventures are the best part of the book. Although Talbot Rice's privileged life in Russia is inherently interesting, she fails to convey much about the experience, and her anecdotes about the many celebrities she met are generally trivial rather than enlightening. Hard-core lovers of autobiography or those with a deep interest in Byzantine archaeology will find this book of interest.?Jean E.S. Storrs, Enoch Pratt Free Lib., Baltimore, Md.
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Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR004307214
Descrizione libro John Murray, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 9780719557217 Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780719557217
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Codice libro della libreria TT01355550B
Descrizione libro John Murray., 1996. Condizione libro: Very Good. First. Book -VG. DJ -VG, Edgewear. 9.5x6.5. 274pp. 6pp b/w photos. Codice libro della libreria 396461
Descrizione libro London John Murray, 1996. First edition in fine condition, in very good unclipped dustjacket. (Book ref 4280). Codice libro della libreria 2404
Descrizione libro 1st Edition John Murray London, 1996. 14 illustrations; Edited, with 6 pages of introductions, by Elizabeth Talbot Rice; Hardback: purple cloth lettered in gilt on spine; Near fine in dustwrapper. Codice libro della libreria 4696
Descrizione libro John Murray Publishers Ltd, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0719557216. with dustjacket, 1996 clean copy. Codice libro della libreria 111230
Descrizione libro John Murray Publishers Ltd, London, England, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Published by John Murray Publishers of London in 1996. Hardcover. 1st edition. Book condition: Near Fine. Purple cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Inside pages are in good order. Dust Jacket condition: Near Fine. Price unclipped. See photograph. Dims: 240mm x 160mm x 30mm. 274 pages. Codice libro della libreria 004034
Descrizione libro John Murray Publishers Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 1996. Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. 274pp, not price clipped, no inscriptions, slight wear to edges of wrapper, illustrated. An outstanding memoir by this much travelled former Russian emigre and her rich and varied subsequent experiences. Codice libro della libreria 006222
Descrizione libro John Murray, London, 1996. Hardback. Condizione libro: Mint. Condizione sovraccoperta: Mint. First Edition. TAMARA Memoirs of St Petersburg, Paris, Oxford and Byzantium. Tamara Talbot rice Edited by Elizabeth Talbot Rice. John Murray, London. 1996 First edition ISBN 0719557216 274pp Illustrated Hardback. This copy is in mint, unmarked condition in a mint unclipped dust wrapper. Scholar of Russian and Byzantine art; wife of art historian David Talbot Rice. Abelson was the daughter of Israel Boris Abelevich Abelson, a businessman and finance officer to the czar, and Louisa Elizabeth ("Lifa") Vilenkin (Abelson) (d. 1954). Raised in privilege by governesses and (she was a god-daughter to Leo Tolstoy), she attended the Tagantzeva Girls' School in St Petersburg until the Revolution in 1917 forced her family to flee, she and her mother to Finland and eventually to London and Paris. In England, she briefly attended Cheltenham Ladies' College and St Hugh's College, Oxford, in 1921 before transferring to the Society of Oxford Home Students (now St Anne's College). Abelson met many young Oxford scholars through the salon of Herbert E. ''Doggins'' Counsell, M. D. (1863-1946), including David Talbot Rice, her future husband, Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) and Harold Acton (1904-1994) both of whom she would remains friends. This group all formed to some degree the personalities for Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. Her closest women friends were Christine Trew (1900-1980), later wife of sixth Earl of Longford, and Elizabeth Winifred "Jane" Martin (1902-1976), who later married the art historian Kenneth Clark. These women were the first generation of post-World War I female Oxfordites, disparagingly known as ''undergraduettes.'' Abelson failed the Oxford Home Students and was dismissed in 1924. After returning to her now impoverished family in Paris, she worked variously as a film extra, journalist, and traveled to New York where she was employed as a researcher for Professor Carlton Hayes of Columbia University. In 1927 she married Rice. The couple spent the next three years in Paris, where David Talbot Rice was studying under the great Byzantinist Gabriel Millet. She traveled with him to Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Persia, and Turkey on his excavations. Some of the digs she supervised personally. She contributed to the exhibition catalog on Russian art held at Belgrave Square, London, 1935 in conjunction with her husband and Tancred Borenius. The co-written book The Icons of Cyprus was published in 1937. During World War II, Talbot-Rice worked in the Ministry of Information in London in the Turkish division. After the war, she resumed publishing, with The Scythians in 1957, The Seljuks in Asia Minor in1961, and Everyday Life in Byzantium in 1967 Ref FF1 Size: 274pp. Codice libro della libreria 010836