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Written Lives by Javier Marias
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"The idea was to treat these well-known literary figures as if they were fictional characters, which may well be how all writers, whether famous or obscure, would secretly like to be treated." From Rudyard Kipling to James Joyce; Emily Bronte to Vernon Lee; and Henry James to Joseph Conrad, Javier Marias revisits the lives of some of the most eminent writers of all time. Looking at them through some peculiar detail of their lives, Marias provides a lively and illuminating insight into personalities about which we thought we knew everything. Told with affection and humour, these brief 'written lives' throw a refreshing and very human light on authors who are often enshrined (or entombed) within the halo of artistic sainthood.

Author Biography

JAVIER MARIAS is the author of nine novels, two collections of short stories and seven collections of essays. Several of his books have been translated into English, including All Souls, A Heart So White (winner of the prestigious IMPAC Dublin International Literary Award), and All the Names. He has also translated many of the English classics into Spanish, including Conrad, Stevenson, Hardy, Yeats, Auden and Sterne. He lives in Madrid.
Release date NZ
February 16th, 2006
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations, ports.
Imprint
Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN-13
9781841955759
Product ID
1695166

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