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The Light Infantry Ball #2019

The Light Infantry Ball By Hamilton Basso The Light Infantry Ball Hamilton Basso s The Light Infantry Ball is a novel of the years of crisis that led to the fall of the plantation South and of the personal crisis of a well born highly placed family caught up not o
  • Title: The Light Infantry Ball
  • Author: Hamilton Basso
  • ISBN: 9789997557704
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Light Infantry Ball By Hamilton Basso Hamilton Basso s The Light Infantry Ball is a novel of the years of crisis that led to the fall of the plantation South, and of the personal crisis of a well born, highly placed family caught up not only in the tensions of the time but in complexities of their own identities and relations to each other The story centers around a young planter, John Bottomley, whose lHamilton Basso s The Light Infantry Ball is a novel of the years of crisis that led to the fall of the plantation South, and of the personal crisis of a well born, highly placed family caught up not only in the tensions of the time but in complexities of their own identities and relations to each other The story centers around a young planter, John Bottomley, whose life takes him, after a college education in the North, from the remote isolation of his family s rice fields to the highest councils of government and then into uniform a range and sweep that enable Basso to paint the broad, colorful panorama of a whole society.
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    About "Hamilton Basso"

    1. Hamilton Basso

      Joseph Hamilton Basso who went by the name Hamilton was an influential journalist and the author of eleven novels.While writing for New Republic, Time, Saturday Review, and the New Yorker, among other publications, Basso published novels, most set in either Louisiana or South Carolina Throughout his writing, Basso attempted to refute romantic myths of the old South by portraying minorities women, foreigners, and people of color realistically rather than stereotypically Basso is best known for his popular 1954 novel The View from Pompey s Head, part of an unfinished trilogy that includes the novel The Light Infantry Ball The latter was nominated for the 1960 National Book Award Basso was also the winner of the 1940 Southern Authors Award for his fourth novel, Days Before Lent.Born September 5, 1904, in New Orleans, Basso was the son of Italian Americans In 1922, he enrolled in Tulane University to study law While at Tulane, he became friends with a group of aspiring writers living in New Orleans, including William Faulkner, Sherwood Anderson, Lyle Saxon, and Edmund Wilson, each of whom contributed to the Double Dealer, a magazine subtitled The National Magazine of the South Inspired by his conversations with these writers, Basso dropped out of Tulane in 1926, three months before his scheduled graduation, to begin a career as a journalist He went to work as a reporter for the New Orleans Morning Tribune, the New Orleans Item, and finally the New Orleans Times Picayune, where he became the night city editor.Encouraged by his friends at the Double Dealer, Basso published his first novel, Relics and Angels, in 1929 In 1930, he married Etolia Moore Simmons, with whom he had a son A biography of Confederate general P G T Beauregard, Beauregard The Great Creole, soon followed and won its author critical acclaim Basso also worked for New Republic, frequently writing about the South, and in 1935 he became its associate editor.In the early 1940s, Basso moved to New York, where he wrote for Time magazine and then the New Yorker, where he worked as associate editor from 1944 to 1961 In the 1950s, two of his novels, Days Before Lent retitled Holiday for Sinners and The View From Pompey s Head, were made into movies Basso also wrote a book of travel sketches titled A Quota of Seaweed and edited a reissue of W L Herndon s 1842 Exploration of the Valley of the He also edited The World from Jackson Square, a collection of essays about New Orleans, with his wife He was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters, where he also served as vice president.Basso died in New Haven, Connecticut, on May 13, 1964 Today his work is frequently studied within the context of the southern literary renaissance, a sudden outpouring of literature by southern writers between World War I and the end of World War II Like many of his colleagues at the Double Dealer, often cited as key players in the renaissance, Basso s writing shows a willingness to critically examine his region of birth Frequently, Basso expressed his criticism through a protagonist who, in many of his novels, returns to the South after living somewhere else and encounters social injustice Unlike writers who romanticized the antebellum plantation South and its aristocratic traditions, Basso and his cohorts expressed a desire to see change and progress, particularly in terms of race relations.His 1959 novel The Light Infantry Ball, a prequel to The View from Pompey s Head, was a finalist for the 1960 National Book Award.Basso died in 1964, at age 59, in Weston, Connecticut.

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