The Fighter: Literary Essays

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One of Britain's outstanding novelists, Tim Parks is also a provocative, entertaining and accomplished essayist. This new collection's title is drawn from D. H. Lawrence's fundamental belligerence, and how all the significant relationships in his life, including those with his readers and critics, were characterised by intense intimacy and ferocious conflict.

Elsewhere there are literary essays on tension and conflict in the work of Beckett or Hardy, Bernhard and Dostoevsky, amongs others. Parks is also known for his acerbic chronicles of Italian life and here are essays on Mussolini, Machiavelli and the Medici.

Besides discussing questions of history, politics and literature, The Fighter also takes on that most serious tussle: World Cup football.

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"An impressively cogent book... For a writer so fascinated by conflict, Parks is a model of critical reason and clarity" ( New Statesman)

"Tim Parks is a master of the essay... Park's polymath pursuits here focus primarily - and bravely - on heavyweight novelists and on almost every historical, political and cultural aspect of his adoptive homeland, Italy" ( Independent)

"Always erudite but never forbidding, bringing an unashamedly humanist consciousness to the lives and works under consideration... Thought-provoking and often funny" ( Observer)

"His writing is muscular but there is not street-bawling for the sake of it... He is much subtler, more perceptive than that" ( Guardian)

"Parks proves sharp in both defence and attack in these essays" ( Financial Times)

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An englightening, elegant and wonderfully varied collection of essays from one of Britain's outstanding novelists.

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