A sparkling collection of journalism from the critically acclaimed author of "Bad Blood" and "Moments Of Truth". This selection of Lorna Sage's writing from 1972-2001 covers the thirty years in which she wrote for the London and New York literary papers and journals. From carefully worked interviews and profiles, to the snappiest and deftest of weekly reviews, it contains some of her best writing. We can trace the often surprising development of her distinctive voice and follow its sharpest critical reactions to the important authors and landmark publications of our times. Whether dissecting George Eliot, Laurence Sterne, Charles Dickens and Mary Shelley or Sylvia Plath, Angela Carter, Umberto Eco and Salman Rushdie, Sage's unmistakable voice is here: intelligent, hilarious, anarchic, courageous, genial and serious.
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Lorna Sage was professor of English at the University of East Anglia. Her previous books include Women in the House of Fiction, The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English, a short monograph on Angela Carter, and Bad Blood, which was winner of the 2000 Whitbread Biography Award. She died in January 2001.Review:
Praise for MOMENTS OF TRUTH * 'Packed with razor-sharp observations and exhilerating humour.' Sunday Times * 'Thank goodness for Lorna Sage's brilliant 'Moments of Truth'. Going into a book with her is like going into a gloomy church, say, in some some foreign city: her eyes adjust to the light so fast she can see the frescoes, and describe them to you in vivd detail, while you are still blinking like a mole.' Financial Times * This is writerly criticism - down to earth, incisive, peppered with memorable phrases - and it makes exhilarating reading.' Irish Times * 'An apt memorial to a brilliant and stimulating mind.' Literary Review
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Book Description Fourth Estate, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007157797