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Author: Humphrey Carpenter
ISBN13: 978-0571197217
Title: Dennis Potter a Biography
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Language: English
Category: History and Criticism
Publisher: Faber Faber Inc (September 6, 1999)
Pages: 688

Dennis Potter a Biography by Humphrey Carpenter

Excellent biography of Potter. Good summaries of his main body of work.

Dennis Potter's death in 1994 deprived British television of its most controversial figure. Potter was a prolific writer of genius. Yet while his subversive television plays. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

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Media studies departments will find this useful, but Dennis would have slaughtered it. The book wholly fails to capture the spirit of a very difficult, tormented, hugely talented man who changed the way we look at ourselves through television. Julian Mitchell, The Spectator.

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Runcie (1997), Dennis Potter and Spike Milligan (2004). His last book, The Seven Lives of John Murray (2008) about John Murray and the famous publishing house of Albemarle Street, was published posthumously. He also wrote histories of BBC Radio 3 (on which he had regular stints as broadcaster), the British satire boom of the 1960s, Angry Young Men: A Literary Comedy of the 1950s (2002), and a centennial history of the Oxford University Dramatic Society in 1985. His Mr Majeika series of children's books enjoyed considerable popularity and were successfully adapted for television.

Carpenter, Humphrey (1998) Dennis Potter: A Biography, Faber & Faber. ISBN 0 - 571 - 17685 - 2 Price £2. 0. The long-awaited and highly controversial "authorised" biography, commissioned by the Potter Estate and written by "the acclaimed biographer of J. R. Tolkein, . Auden, Ezra Pound, Benjamin Britain and Robert Runcie". Whatever criticisms can be brought to bear on this book, one thing must be admitted from the outset. Carpenter has done an encyclopaedic job of bringing together in a comparatively short space of time a wealth of material on Dennis Potter. Admittedly he had the full resource of the estate behind him, but even so he covers Potter's life, career and work in immense detail and in a highly readable style.

The biography begins with Potter's childhood in the Forest of Dean, through a highly political Oxford career and his marriage to his childhood and lifelong sweetheart. After this comes the work, a mutated hybrid of Potter's own life and a dream world constructed from songs and sexual fantasies. Carpenter treads carefully; there are still many living friends and relatives, and some of the material is emotionally complex

Описание: A biography of comic genius Spike Milligan, who died in February 2002, by one of Britain& leading biographers. Описание: A biography of Benjamin Britten which presents a panorama of British musical life since the 1920s.

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Based on interviews with associates and on access to personal archives, including many unused television and film scripts, this is a biography of the playwright, Dennis Potter, author of controversial television series such as "Pennies from Heaven", "The Singing Detective" and "Blackeyes".
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Dennis Potter wrote remarkable things about ordinary people. He may be best remembered for his musical trilogy covering the '30s ("Pennies From Heaven"), '40's ("The Singing Detective"), and the '50s ("Lipstick On Your Collar") employing the device of using popular music to express the hidden thoughts of his characters ... and not new, emotion-charged renditions of the music of those times mind you, but actual phonograph records of the original British artists. Can there be more pathos than bedraggled Arthur Parker in "Pennies From Heaven" lip-synching the bright romantic tune "Roll Along Prairie Moon" ... or more horror than Philip Marlow in "The Singing Detective" witnessing nurses and doctors performing a big production number around the novelty song "Dry Bones", convinced that his illness is making him lose his mind? This biography is a treasure for Potter enthusiasts, going a long distance explaining the root cause of his innovative genius. I personally was thrilled to see that there is a link between Potter and American author Alice Hoffman (hint: it's revealed toward the end of the book -- but no fair using the index!).
A great guide to investigating the life and work of Dennis Potter
Ken Trodd, like Potter a "scholarship boy" at Oxford, went on to produce Potter's finest works in a relationship bubbling with catalytic ferment and often boiling or exploding. As Trodd observes (in a probably unpublished review)he personally appears in this biography more often than DP's wife,mother,or agent, but his relevant insights, like his essential role in DPs creativity, are not apparent. Carpenter was not given to hack P.R jobs! Whyever did he agree to an "authorized" (i.e. supervised and censored) biography?