During the 1970s and the early 1980s Peter Ackroyd wrote countless book reviews and articles for the Spectator, on literature, film and a number of social and cultural issues. The collection offers a selection of these incisive and entertaining pieces, which established Ackroyd's reputation as a writer. It also includes a selection of his reviews as chief book reviewer for the Times, as well as three of his short stories.
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During the 1970s and early 1980s, Peter Ackroyd wrote book reviews and articles on literature, film, and cultural issues for London’s SPECTATOR. Since 1986, he has been the chief book reviewer for THE TIMES, appraising some of the most important biographies and novels published in the last 15 years. The Collection brings together some of the best of these incisive and entertaining pieces, along with a number of provocative lectures and essays and three of Ackroyd’s short stories, one of which was his first published work of fiction. A superb companion to the author’s distinguished novels and biographies.From the Inside Flap:
A fascinating anthology of journalism, lectures, short stories and miscellaneous writings by the author of London: the Biography; edited by Thomas Wright.
During the 1970s and early 1980s Peter Ackroyd wrote countless book reviews and articles for the Spectator on
literature, film and a number of social issues. The Collection offers a selection of these incisive and witty pieces. In them, Ackroyd first explored the ideas that he would later develop in his novels and biographies. The articles from various publications in the 1980s and 1990s also throw interesting light on Ackroyd?s books and reveal his attitudes to
literature and art. Included here are long pieces on Walter Pater and William Morris, as well as lectures on the Englishness of English literature, Blake and radicalism, and the nature of time. The Collection also contains articles on the work of contemporary painters and much previously unpublished material. The short stories in this volume date from every period of Ackroyd?s writing career; one of them is Ackroyd?s first published work of fiction.
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Book Description Random House UK, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099428946