Deep Romantic Chasm: Diaries 1979-1981
Deep Romantic Chasm
London: John Murray, 2000
Love it or hate it, James Lees-Milne represents the very soul of a bygone world, obsessed with matters of Class and Classicism, but more than able to define where matters of taste become a noble appreciation of humanity.
In this honest account of his travels to Mount Athos and disconcertingly late-developing love for the man who was to become his literary executor, we cannot help being drawn into Lees-Milne's weary old life.