This memoir blends autobiography with moral, political and cultural reflections. Thoughts about god, evil, suffering, death and tragedy are interwoven with comic or moving scenes from Eagleton's life: his bizarre experiences as a young altar server in a convent of enclosed nuns; his precarious career in 1960s Cambridge as one of the few working-class students among a set of public school boys; and his abortive experience of life in a seminary. Eagleton was brought up in Salford in a working-class Catholic family and is now Thomas Warton Professor of English at the University of Oxford. His book discloses the more personal, spiritual side of a well-known cultural thinker; mixing the serious with the hilarious, life with ideas, the personal with the political.
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Leading literary theorist and critic. His CRITICAL THEORY has sold 3/4 million copies throughout the world; THE TRUTH ABOUT THE IRISH was a bestseller in Ireland in 1999. Described by Prince Charles as "that dreadful Terry Eagleton".
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