Ian McEwan: The Essential Guide (Vintage Living Texts)

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9780099570547: Ian McEwan: The Essential Guide (Vintage Living Texts)

In Vintage Living Texts teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Ian McEwan. This guide will deal with his themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will be accompanied with likely exam questions, and contexts and comparisons - as well as providing a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels.

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"This is a terrific series... The tone is authoritative but never dogmatic, while the style is enthusiastic and approachable" ( The English Magazine, no.47 Winter 2002/3)

"[McEwan] is this country's unrivalled literary giant" ( Independent on Sunday)

"One of our greatest living writers" ( Herald)

"McEwan's brilliance as a novelist lies in his ability to isolate discrete moments in life and invest them with incredible significance" ( Observer)

"McEwan is the kind of author who can say more in a sentence than most can say in a chapter" ( Irish Times)

From the Author:

Each Vintage Living Text starts with an interview with the author, conducted for the series. After that, the emphasis is on you, the reader, and on your developing response to the novel. This innovative approach retains the excitement of reading for oneself: this guide is definitely not for readers who like to be lectured or who want a substitute for reading the novels. If on the other hand you want a well-informed, accessible guide that will introduce you to an author’s work, set it in context, and suggest lots of intelligent ways into the novels themselves – then here it is.

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