Seven short stories and nine parodies by the author of "The History Man". The parodies include a chapter from "Voluptia" (the fifth volume of Durrell's "Alexandria Quartet"), an entire novel from Muriel Spark and a passage from Iris Murdoch's little-known "The Sublime and the Ridiculous".
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Who Do You Think You Are? contains all the wit, verbal dexterity and spot-on satirical humour of Malcolm Bradbury's finest novels, including the work that helped to define a generation, The History Man.About the Author:
Malcolm Bradbury was a well-known novelist, critic and academic. He co-founded the famous creative writing department at the University of East Anglia, whose students have included Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro. His novels are Eating People is Wrong (1959); Stepping Westward (1965); The History Man (1975), which won the Royal Society of Literature Heinemann Prize; Rates of Exchange (1983), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Cuts (1987); Doctor Criminale (1992); and To the Hermitage (2000). He wrote several works of non-fiction, humour and satire, including Who Do You Think You Are? (1976), All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go (1982) and Why Come to Slaka? (1991). He was an active journalist and a leading television writer, responsible for the adaptations of Porterhouse Blue, Cold Comfort Farm and many TV plays and episodes of Inspector Morse, A Touch of Frost, Kavanagh QC and Dalziel and Pascoe. He was awarded a knighthood in 2000 for services to literature and died later the same year.
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Book Description Arena, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099212005
Book Description Arena, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99212005