An authoress is invited by a lecturer who has devoted his life to studying and teaching her nine novels and 27 short stories. As she arrives to speak to his students he feels he has a chance to resolve the one remaining mystery at the heart of things.
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“This is a book about who owns the livingness of the living writer; it is funny, moving, intricately constructed and done with an observant wisdom. it also has some of the best jokes...a delight.” —Malcolm Bradbury, "Sunday Times" (London) “The pace and edge of this novel are swift and cutting; its theme is philosophical and literary....Michael Frayn is a master of what is seriously funny.” —"Guardian "(London) “He uses a comic technique for themes that are not funny at all. The reader is softened at first by laughter...but then a latent gravity becomes patent though the touch remains light.” —Anthony Burgess, "Observer "(London)Book Description:
The Trick of It by Michael Frayn is a compelling drama, a vivid study of obsession and a playful account of life at the fringes of the creative world.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140126511
Book Description Penguin Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140126511