Decadence Mandchoue: The China Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, ed. Derek Sandhaus. Paul French. Uploaded by. Paul French. DÉCADENCE. Décadence Mandchoue has 34 ratings and 4 reviews. Linda said: Decadence Mandchoue, like its author, Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, is sui generis. Published now for the first time, Décadence Mandchoue, the controversial memoirs of sinologist Sir Edmund Backhouse, provides a unique.
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In a certain sense, decavence author’s achievement would be still more extraordinary if all the colorful vivid and in their way fascinating stories had been created by the author’s imagination, especially if one remembers his age and the absence of any literary or other help.
So Backhouse was a bit vain, he hugged the limelight, he exaggerated to spin a better yarn.
Cremorne and the Later London Gardens. They also make up most of the latter part of the book once Backhouse has expended his linguistic strength in relating his various physical congresses.
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Malte Blas rated it really liked it Jan 16, Edward Theodore Chalmers Werner. It is, incidentally, the inspiration for the novel I’m currently writing. Hardcoverpages. It is accepted, even by Trevor-Roper, that Backhouse ran with the lively and gay in both senses of the word set at Oxford and Cambridge in the first half of the s, that he was on the fringes of the Oscar Wilde scandal and sensational subsequent trial.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jan 30, Michael Flick rated it it was ok. How to write a great review. Derek Sandhous has done painstaking work annotating the Latin, French mxndchoue other references in the work.
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Refresh and try again. Hoeppli sums it up: Backhouse was his antithesis and so, as bores and bullies have done down through the ages, he went for him with all guns blazing. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. A Brief History of Chinese Fiction. Alternately shocking and lyrical, it is the masterwork of a linguistic genius; a tremendous literary achievement and a sensational account of the mandchhoue workings of the Manchu dynasty in the years before its collapse in But we manchoue to get it all out there so people could make their own decisions.
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But, Sandhaus argues, the germ of truth is always there. Not the type of guy you’d picture frequenting Datong Mill.
I submit to the court that these are not the deadliest crimes a memoirist can commit. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The author tells detailed stories of mandcoue own liaisons with gay prostitutes, court officials and the Empress Dowager Cixi.
Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Waiting for the Moon. April 1, Imprint: Backhouse was an extraordinary linguist, scholar, kandchoue pedant as well as a true quirk, a hoaxer and forger – and a brilliant eroticist. Trevor-Roper, later to be made Baron Dacre of Glanton, was drearily upper middle class in the worst English way – a conformist, a prude and a man of very fixed ideas. Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
However we had to get it all out there so people could make their own decisions. How much of that world was observed mwndchoue Backhouse living in late Qing Dynasty Beijing and how much he simply made up is the source of ongoing debate.
China Under the Empress Dowager. Aelred rated it it was ok Mar 31, Return to Book Page. His biographer, Hugh Trevor-Roper, described him mandxhoue “a confidence man with few equals. Isabel rated it liked it Jul 22, Backhouse was certainly not the last gay or bi- sexual European to enjoy the somewhat more easygoing and tolerant at least in certain elite quarters environment of Peking — the writers Harold Acton and Victor Segalan as well as the poet William Empson among others all had their share of fun too.
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