The Friends and Enemies of Roy Campbell.
This is a biography of one of the most prominent, respected and popular poets of the 20s, 30s and 40s on the centenary of his birth. A member of the Bloomsbury Group, Campbell had among his friends T S Eliot, Ezra Pound, Dylan Thomas and Edith Sitwell.
The life of Roy Campbell, best friend and bitter enemy to many in the group, reveals some of the contradictions and paradoxes behind their stormy relationships. Campbell had an unfortunate ability to make enemies that hindered his literary career, especially after his thinly disguised attack on the Bloomsbury Group in his poem 'The Georgiad'.
Joseph Pearce has interviewed Roy Campbell's daughters, his granddaughter and his close friend, Rob Lyle, in preparing this groundbreaking biography. With access to hundreds of previously unpublished letters and photographs, this book promises the inside story on one of the most famous writing groups ever to scandalise a nation.