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    Julian Maclaren-Ross,Paul Willetts
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    Black Spring Press Ltd (June 19, 2008)
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Julian Maclaren-Ross (7 July 1912 – 3 November 1964) was a British novelist. He was born James McLaren Ross in South Norwood, London, in 1912, the youngest of three children.

Julian Maclaren-Ross (7 July 1912 – 3 November 1964) was a British novelist. His middle name, 'McLaren', was a tribute to the family's landlord Mrs McLaren, who had helped his mother during his birth.

Julian Maclaren-Ross wrote numerous short stories, a memoir, novels and translations, and was a colourful denizen of Soho in the 1950s. He was immortalised as the character X Trapnel in Anthony Powell's 'A Dance to the Music of Time'. Independent culture newsletter. The best in film, music, TV & radio straight to your inbox.

Julian Maclaren-Ross: Selected Letters. The Maclaren-Ross revival has been going on for some time. 352pp, Black Spring Press, £. 5. As to what, strictly speaking, is being revived, there is no sustained point of focus. The essence of Maclaren-Ross lies in the mood piece, the fragment, the three-page sketch and the radio story.

Maclaren-Ross had, in fact, died seven months after this incident, at the age of 52, and been buried in an unmarked north .

Maclaren-Ross had, in fact, died seven months after this incident, at the age of 52, and been buried in an unmarked north London grave. The Selected Letters, admirably introduced and annotated by Willetts, are infinitely more painful to read than the memoirs and a dire warning against the perils of the freelance literary life. The wartime letters, sent from various barracks and a military mental hospital, are cries for help from a man at the end of his tether, waiting to be court-martialled, sectioned or released into an unwelcoming civilian life.

Selected Letters book In the wake of the publication in 2003 of Paul Willetts’s Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia, the first biography of Maclaren-Ross, there has been an enormous.

Selected Letters book. During the 1940s Maclaren-Ross was usually to be found in the Saloon Bar of the Wheatsheaf Pub on Rathbone Place, From the late 1930s until the late 1950s, this took over from the nearby Fitzroy Tavern as the most fashionable of the many watering-holes in North Soho, an area that has since become known as ‘Fitzrovia’. In the wake of the publication in 2003 of Paul Willetts’s Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia, the first biography of Maclaren-Ross, there has been an enormous resurgence of interest in both his life and work.

Julian maclaren-ross: selected stories. Maclaren-Ross is one of the great unsung heroes of the literary 1940s and at his best a figure to rank with Orwell, Waugh and Connolly. Taylor, author of ‘Orwell: The Life’ No writer led such a bizarre and eventful a life as the once celebrated Soho dandy Julian Maclaren-Ross. Paul Willetts is the author of Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia, the much-praised life of Julian Maclaren-Ross, described by biographer Richard Holmes as ‘very striking, very strange and altogether fascinating’. 9 softback, 256 pages, 152mm x 216mm, ISBN: 1-904587-17-8.

by Julian Maclaren-Ross. Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13:9780948238383.

Julian Maclaren-Ross: Selected Stories, Dewi Lewis (2004). Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia, Paul Willetts, (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2003). Waterstone's Guide to London Writing (1999). Bitten by the Tarantula and other writing, Black Spring Press (2005). Selected Letters, Black Spring Press (2008). Closing Times, Dan Davin (1975). Dead as Doornails, Anthony Cronin (1976). London's Bohemia, Michael Bakewell (1999).

Used availability for Julian MacLaren-Ross's Selected Letters. June 2008 : UK Paperback.

November 2004 is the 40th anniversary of Maclaren-Ross's premature death, hastened by drug and alcohol abuse. A significant number of features and articles are planned in the national press throughout November. Maclaren-Ross's wild, bohemian life makes him a counterpart to hard-living American writers such as Charles Bukowski and Jack Kerouac. Endorsed by leading 20th century literary figures such as Anthony Powell, Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, John Betjeman, who all rated his work very highly. Important writer whose high-profile fans include Harold Pinter, Melvyn Bragg, Virginia Ironside, Jonathan Meades, Iain Sinclair, D.J. Taylor, Michael Holroyd. Revival of interest, triggered by publication of his well-received biography in 2003. Massive interest in bohemian Soho, illustrated by the plethora of recent books, exhibitions, plays and films. No writer led as bizarre and eventful a life as the once celebrated Soho dandy Julian Maclaren-Ross (1912-64). In the course of 52 hectic years, he endured homelessness, alcoholism, drug addiction, and near-insanity. The world of Maclaren-Ross's writing tends to be the dingy, down-at-heel world of smoke-veiled bars, rented lodgings, blacked-out streets, and wartime army garrisons, first-hand experience lending his work a frisson of authenticity. Whether they're narrated in the breathless, slangy voice of an uneducated soldier, or the clipped cadences of a colonial 'expat', whether they're set on the French Riviera or wartime England, they're imprinted with Maclaren-Ross's unmistakable literary logo. The prevailing tone is casual, matter-of-fact, and laconic, with his characteristically mordant, humorous asides failing to conceal the melancholy that seeps through their hardboiled surfaces.