#OAReads No. 3 - Sir Harold Acton, an exceptional discovery!
Jeannette and I wish to draw your attention to the marvelous writings of Sir Harold Acton - novelist, translator, historian and aesthete par excellence!
But it is perhaps Acton’s two autobiographies, both titled Memoirs of an Aesthete (1904-1938, and 1939-1969) that are his greatest achievements. Acton’s books can be easily obtained on Abe or Amazon. His stupendous family home called Villa La Pietra/Florence and his family’s incomparable art collection were willed to New York University when Acton died in 1994 - a wealthy, happy man.
-Marshall Pynkoski, Co-Artistic Director
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