For ten years Geordie Greig was among a very small group of friends who regularly met Lucian Freud for breakfast at Clarke’s restaurant on Kensington Church Street. Over tea and the morning papers, Freud would recount stories of his past and discuss art. It was, in effect, Freud’s private salon. In this kaleidoscopic memoir, Greig remembers Freud’s stories: of death threats; escaping from Nazi Germany; falling out with his brother Clement; loathing his mother; painting David Hockney; sleeping with horses; escaping the Krays; painting the Queen; his controversial role as a father; and why Velázquez was the greatest painter. It is revelatory about his art, his lovers, his children, his enemies and his love of gambling. Freud dared never to do dull, speaking candidly of dancing with Garbo as well as painting Kate Moss naked. Those closest to him, after decades of silence and secrecy, have spoken frankly about what life was like living, loving or sitting for the greatest figurative portraitist of the twentieth century. Partly based on hours of taped conversations with the artist and his circle, and drawing on interviews with those who knew Freud intimately – including many girlfriends, models, dealers and bookmakers – Breakfast with Lucian is an intimate portrait of the artist as a young and old man. Illustrated with many unseen photographs of Freud, it is a uniquely fascinating, personal and authoritative account of one of the greatest British painters of this century and the last, and a profile of a man who makes everyone else's life seem less lived.
THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Completely fascinating, authoritative and intriguing' William Boyd 'The big bang of Bond books... Beautiful, brilliant' Tony Parsons Goldeneye: the story of Ian Fleming in Jamaica and the creation of British national icon, James Bond. From 1946 until the end of his life, Ian Fleming lived for two months of every year at Goldeneye – the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica’s north coast. All the James Bond novels and stories were written here. Fleming adored the Jamaica he had discovered, at the time an imperial backwater that seemed unchanged from the glory days of the empire. Amid its stunning natural beauty, the austerity and decline of post-war Britain could be forgotten. For Fleming, Jamaica offered the perfect mixture of British old-fashioned conservatism and imperial values, alongside the dangerous and sensual: the same curious combination that made his novels so appealing, and successful. The spirit of the island – its exotic beauty, its unpredictability, its melancholy, its love of exaggeration and gothic melodrama – infuses his writing. Fleming threw himself into the island’s hedonistic Jet Set party scene: Hollywood giants, and the cream of British aristocracy, the theatre, literary society and the secret services spent their time here drinking and bed-hopping. But while the whites partied, Jamaican blacks were rising up to demand respect and self-government. And as the imperial hero James Bond – projecting British power across the world – became ever more anachronistic and fantastical, so his popularity soared. Drawing on extensive interviews with Ian’s family, his Jamaican lover Blanche Blackwell and many other islanders, Goldeneye is a beautifully written, revealing and original exploration of a crucially important part of Ian Fleming’s life and work.
Lucian of Samosata is celebrated for lively and original satires, which demonstrate his cynical wit and critical interpretation of Greek literature. Well-regarded for his Attic purity and the elegance of his Greek, Lucian is now recognised as one of the first true modern innovators of literature. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. For the first time in digital publishing, this comprehensive eBook presents Lucian’s complete extant works, with beautiful illustrations, rare translations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Lucian's life and works * Features the complete extant works of Lucian, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the famous satires * Includes translations by H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler (Oxford University Press) and by A. M. Harmon (Loeb Classical Library) * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes many rare translations of Pseudo-Lucian works, available in no other collection * Lucian’s ‘Epigrams’, translated by W. R. Paton in the Loeb Classical Library ‘Greek Anthology’ editions * Features two bonus biographies – discover Lucian's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to explore our range of Ancient Classics titles or buy the entire series as a Super Set CONTENTS: The Translations PHALARIS 1 — Φάλαρις Α PHALARIS 2 — Φάλαρις Β HIPPIAS — Ἱππίας ἢ Βαλανεῖον DIONYSUS — Διόνυσος HERACLES — Ἡρακλῆς AMBER; OR, THE SWANS — Περὶ τοῦ Ἡλέκτρου ἢ Κύκνων THE FLY — Μυίας Ἐγκώμιον NIGRINUS — Νιγρίνου Φιλοσοφία DEMONAX — Δημώνακτος Βίος CONCERNING A HALL — Περὶ τοῦ Οἴκου MY NATIVE LAND — Πατρίδος Ἐγκώμιον OCTOGENERIANS — Μακρόβιοι A TRUE STORY — Ἀληθῶν Διηγημάτων SLANDER — Περὶ τοῦ μὴ ῥᾳδίως πιστεύειν Διαβολῇ THE CONSONANTS AT LAW — Δίκη Συμφώνων THE CAROUSAL SYMPOSIUM OR THE LAPITHS — Συμπόσιον ἢ Λαπίθαι SOLOECISTA — Ψευδοσοφιστής ἢ Σολοικιστής THE DOWNWARD JOURNEY OR THE TYRANT — Κατάπλους ἢ Τύραννος ZEUS CATECHIZED (ZEUS CROSS-EXAMINED) — Ζεὺς ἐλεγχόμενος ZEUS RANTS — Ζεὺς Τραγῳδός THE COCK — Ὄνειρος ἢ Ἀλεκτρυών PROMETHEUS — Προμηθεύς ICAROMENIPPUS OR THE SKY-MAN — Ἰκαρομένιππος ἢ Ὑπερνέφελος TIMON OR THE MISANTHROPE — Τίμων CHARON OR THE INSPECTORS — Χάρων ἢ Ἐπισκοποῦντες SALE OF CREEDS — Βίων Πρᾶσις THE FISHERMAN — Ἀναβιοῦντες ἢ Ἁλιεύς THE DOUBLE INDICTMENT — Δὶς κατηγορούμενος ON SACRIFICES — Περὶ Θυσιῶν REMARKS ADDRESSED TO AN ILLITERATE BOOK-FANCIER — Πρὸς τὸν ἀπαίδευτον καὶ πολλὰ βιβλία ὠνούμενον THE DREAM OR LUCIAN’S CAREER — Περὶ τοῦ Ἐνυπνίου ἤτοι Βίος Λουκιανοῦ THE PARASITE: PARASITIC AN ART — Περὶ τοῦ Παρασίτου ὅτι Τέχνη ἡ Παρασιτική THE LOVER OF LIES — Φιλοψευδής ἢ Ἀπιστῶν THE JUDGEMENT OF THE GODDESSES — Θεῶν Κρίσις ON SALARIED POSTS IN GREAT HOUSES — Περὶ τῶν ἐν Μισθῷ συνόντων ANACHARSIS — Ἀνάχαρσις ἢ Περὶ Γυμνασίων MENIPPUS — Μένιππος ἢ Νεκυομαντεία LUCIUS; OR, THE ASS — Λούκιος ἢ Ὄνος ON FUNERALS (ON MOURNING) — Περὶ Πένθους A PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING — Ῥητόρων Διδάσκαλος ALEXANDER THE FALSE PROPHET — Ἀλέξανδρος ἢ Ψευδόμαντις ESSAYS IN PORTRAITURE — Εἰκόνες ESSAYS IN PORTRAITURE DEFENDED — Ὑπὲρ τῶν Εἰκόνων THE SYRIAN GODDESS — Περὶ τῆς Συρίης Θεοῦ OF PANTOMIME — Περὶ Ὀρχήσεως LEXIPHANES — Λεξιφάνης THE EUNUCH — Εὐνοῦχος ASTROLOGY — Περὶ τῆς Ἀστρολογίας AMORES — Ἔρωτες THE MISTAKEN CRITIC — Ψευδολογιστής THE PARLIAMENT OF THE GODS — Θεῶν Ἐκκλησία THE TYRANNICIDE — Τυραννοκτόνος DISOWNED — Ἀποκηρυττόμενος THE PASSING OF PEREGRINUS — Περὶ τῆς Περεγρίνου Τελευτῆς THE RUNAWAYS — Δραπέται TOXARIS — Τόξαρις ἢ Φιλία DEMOSTHENES — Δημοσθένους Ἐγκώμιον HOW TO WRITE HISTORY — Πῶς δεῖ Ἱστορίαν συγγράφειν THE DIPSADS — Περὶ τῶν Διψάδων SATURNALIA — Τὰ πρὸς Κρόνον HERODOTUS OR AETION — Ἡρόδοτος ἢ Ἀετίων ZEUXIS OR ANTIOCHUS — Ζεύξις ἢ Ἀντίοχος A SLIP OF THE TONGUE IN GREETING — Ὑπὲρ τοῦ ἐν τῇ Προσαγορεύσει Πταίσματος APOLOGY FOR THE “SALARIED POSTS IN GREAT HOUSES” — Ἀπολογία HARMONIDES — Ἁρμονίδης A CONVERSATION WITH HESIOD — Διάλογος πρὸς Ἡσίοδον THE SCYTHIAN OR THE CONSUL — Σκύθης ἢ Πρόξενος PODAGRA; OR, GOUT — Ποδάγρα HERMOTIMUS — Ἑρμότιμος ἢ Περὶ Αἱρέσεων A LITERARY PROMETHEUS — Πρὸς τὸν εἰπόντα Προμηθεὺς εἶ ἐν λόγοις HALCYON — Ἀλκυὼν ἢ Περὶ Μεταμορφώσεων THE SHIP; OR, THE WISHES — Πλοἶον ἢ Εὐχαί OCYPUS; OR, SWIFT-OF-FOOT — Ὠκύπους CYNICUS (THE CYNIC) — Κυνικός DIALOGUES OF THE DEAD — Νεκρικοὶ Διάλογοι DIALOGUES OF THE SEA-GODS — Ἐνάλιοι Διάλογοι DIALOGUES OF THE GODS — Θεῶν Διάλογοι DIALOGUES OF THE COURTESANS — Ἑταιρικοὶ Διάλογοι The Spurious Works LETTERS — Ἐπιστολαί PHILOPATRIS; OR, THE PATRIOT — Φιλόπατρις ἢ Διδασκόμενος CHARIDEMUS — Χαρίδημος ἢ Περὶ Κάλλους NERO — Νέρων EPIGRAMS — Ἐπιγράμματα The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO LUCIAN by H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler INTRODUCTION TO LUCIAN by A. M. Harmon Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Lucian was born on a farm in the upper Euphrates River valley during the middle of the third century. This book is a story about three priests: Paul, Eusebius, and Lucian. The story concerns birth, love, travel, religion, and death. The farm was owned by Thomas and his wife, Mary. They had many children, but Lucian was their youngest child. He lived in Samosata with his sister Ruth and her husband, Dr. Luke. Lucian was noted for his critical review of many early New Testament scriptures and his review of Old Testament translations. It is a story concerning the formation of the New Testament and the problems within the church following the destruction of Antioch by the Persians.
Lucian (c. 120–190 CE), apprentice sculptor then travelling rhetorician, settled in Athens and developed an original brand of satire. Notable for the Attic purity and elegance of his Greek and for literary versatility, he is famous chiefly for the lively, cynical wit of the dialogues in which he satirizes human folly, superstition, and hypocrisy.