A university in America sends for James, one of the original, English, Angry Young Men, to teach creative writing. He is no longer angry, but thinks a new life in the USA might give new life to his writing. When he reaches America, he doesn't get what he expected, but then, neither does America.
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Malcolm Bradbury (1932-2000) was a well-known novelist, critic, and academic, as well as founder of the creative writing department at the University of East Anglia. He was the author of seven novels, including The History Man and Rates of Exchange, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He was knighted in 2000 for services to literature and died the same year.Review:
“Mr. Bradbury’s observations, nestled into the dialogue and roosting on the transitional asides, are devastatingly quotable.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[Stepping Westward] neatly captures the cultural preoccupations of its day.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A satirist of great assurance and accomplishment.” —The Observer
“Malcolm Bradbury is a satirist of great assurance and accomplishment.” —The Observer
“Highly entertaining.” —Margaret Drabble
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX014002865X
Book Description Penguin Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 014002865X