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William Golding
Author: John Carey

ISBN: 9780571231645
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 582
Published: 2 September 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7 x 4.5
Description:
The first biography of Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Golding by celebrated writer and critic John Carey

Drawing almost entirely on materials that have never before been made public, John Carey sheds new light on William Golding and creates a revelatory and definitive portrait of an extraordinary man.

In an absorbing and compelling narrative, he reveals a many-sided figure: a war hero, a reclusive depressive who considered himself a 'monster', a family man, a victim of fears and phobias who battled against alcoholism, and a writer who trusted the imagination above all things.

About the Author

John Carey is Emeritus Merton Professor of English at Oxford University, and a distinguished critic, reviewer and broadcaster, and the author of several books, including studies of Donne, Dickens and Thackery, as well as The Intellectuals and the Masses. He is the editor of Faber anthologies of Reportage, Utopias and Science. His most recent book, What Good are the Arts? was praised by Blake Morrison as 'incisive and inspirational.

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