In Two Minds: A Biography of Jonathan Miller
By: Kate Bassett (author)Paperback
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New in paperback, "In Two Minds" is the first comprehensive biography of Jonathan Miller the story of one of post-war Britain s most intriguing polymaths. Descended from immigrants who fled Tsarist anti-Semitism to become shopkeepers in Ireland and London s East End, Miller was born into an intellectual milieu, between Bloomsbury and Harley Street the son of a novelist and a leading child psychiatrist. Miller trained as a doctor but then forged a career as a stellar comedian and as a world-renowned theatre and opera director. He is a controversial humourist, public intellectual and TV personality. As a star in the groundbreaking satirical revue "Beyond the Fringe," he shot to fame alongside Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. His expertise and interests encompass many areas, from medicine (he wrote and presented the hugely acclaimed BBC documentary series "The Body in Question") to the history of art, Mozart, atheism and the nature of laughter. Jonathan Miller is one of the most multi-talented Britons of his generation, celebrated for his dazzling intelligence and anti-establishmentarian wit. Drawing on in-depth interviews, this is an entertaining and illuminating portrait of a fascinatingly complex man."
Kate Bassett is a freelance theatre critic, and has previously worked in that capacity for The Independent on Sunday, The Times and the Daily Telegraph. Other publications have included the Guardian, Time Out, City Limits, the TLS and the New Statesman where she has written features and reviews. She has also taught, given platform talks and regularly discusses stage productions with theatre-going tour groups.
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