The quest for corvo an experiment in biography and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. The quest for corvo an experiment in biography 1934 a j a symons back around 1970 i found and read a play called hadrian vii that i found in a used paperback book store i remember it because i had just moved to a new city and was exploring its shops the play was written by peter luke and had apparently had a short run . The result was the quest for corvo an experimental biography a fascinating book that has been in and out of print since its first publication in 1934 and has enjoyed a literary cult following akin to that of the text hadrian the seventh and the author rolfe aka corvo that originally inspired it. On the quest for corvo an experiment in biography by a j a symons share i n 1925 a j a symons came across a peculiar novel called hadrian the seventh and transfixed by the tale determined to learn everything he could about its even stranger author. Subtitled an experiment in biography the quest for corvo was a groundbreaking work rather than being a simple narrative of a life it describes an authors search for understanding of his subject revealing aspects of rolfes life and character as they are revealed to the author though it appears entirely natural the work is very
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