Princeton University Library Catalog

Keeping on keeping on / Alan Bennett.

Author:
Bennett, Alan, 1934- [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London : Faber & Faber : Profile Books, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xiii, 721 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Summary note:
Alan Bennett's third collection of prose Keeping On Keeping On follows in the footsteps of Writing Home and Untold Stories, each published ten years apart. This latest collection contains Bennett's diaries 2005 to 2015, reflecting on a decade that saw four premieres at the National Theatre (The Habit of Art, People, Hymn and Cocktail Sticks), a West End double-bill transfer, and the films of The History Boys and The Lady in the Van. There's a provocative sermon on private education given before the University at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, and 'Baffled at a Bookcase' offers a passionate defence of the public library. The book includes Denmark Hill, a darkly comic radio play set in suburban south London, as well as Bennett's reflections on a quarter of a century's collaboration with Nicholas Hytner.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contents:
Introduction -- The diaries, 2005-2015 -- Baffled at a bookcase -- Fair play -- The history boys, film diary -- Introductions to: The habit of art, Hymn, Cocktail sticks, People -- Foreword to The coder special archive -- Art and Yorkshire -- Nights at the opera -- Bruce McFarlane, 1903-1966 -- John Schlesinger, 1926-2003 -- The National Theatre at fifty -- On Nicholas Hytner -- Introduction to Denmark Hill and The hand of God -- Denmark Hill -- The hand of God.
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ISBN:
  • 9781781256497 ((hardback))
  • 1781256497 ((hardback))
  • 9781781257999 ((trade paperback))
  • ((ebook))
OCLC:
961857977
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