The Essential Pritchett : Selected Writings

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Edited by his son, this engrossing and lively tribute, to an unparalleled story-teller and biographer, contains extracts from Pritchett’s autobiographies, his vivid travel writings, and essays about the lives of authors he loved, together with extracts from his novels and short stories.

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Sir Victor Pritchett was born above a toyshop in Ipswich, Suffolk in 1900. In the 1920s he became a journalist, first during the Irish Civil War and later in Spain. His first book, Marching Spain, was published in 1928. From that time on, although he held several academic posts, he was first and foremost a writer, achieving fame for his short stories and wide admiration for his journalism and his criticism, particularly his weekly column "Books in General" for the New Statesman in the 1950s. He became President of the Society of Authors, was a foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Academy of Arts and Sciences, and also President of the International P. E. N. He became C. B. E in 1968, and was knighted in 1975, and was made Companion of Honour in 1993. He died in London, in March 1997. Jeremy Treglown's new biography of V. S. Pritchett is also published in August by Chatto & Windus.

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"A magnificent volume in celebration of this perceptive, witty, wise and endlessly knowledgeable man who should find a place in every library" Literary Review 20041124 "A treasure trove of a volume...Essential reading" Time Out 20041124 "The greatest English short-story writer of the twentieth century" Scotsman "Travel writer, biographer, novelist, essayist... Pritchett looks protean, but really his genius is indivisible. He is a teller of stories" -- Martin Amis

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