The Life of a Long Distance Writer
By (author) Richard Bradford
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Life of a Long Distance Writer by Richard Bradford
Book DescriptionWritten with the close cooperation of Alan Sillitoe himself, "The Life of a Long Distance Writer" is not only the definitive work on the legendary writer in his 80th birthday year, it also promises to be perhaps the most controversial literary biography of the last decade. Alan Sillitoe has allowed Richard Bradford unrestriced access to his papers and personal archive, enabling Bradford to build the first comprehensive portrait of this brilliant and often contradictory figure. Within it, Bradford revealsamong other thingsthat Sillitoe, though proud of his background and Nottingham hometown, rejects the "working-class writer" tag that has been thrust on him, loathes political correctness in all its forms, and has retained for a long time a somewhat unfashionable Zionism, strongly sympathetic to those who want to protect the Jewish homeland. As well as this, Bradford delves into Silltoe's literary and artistic liasions across mediums, perhaps most notably a long and close friendship with Poet Laureate Ted Hughes."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780720613179
(246mm x 189mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Peter Owen Publishers
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Literary Rivals, Hardback (August 2014)» View all books by Richard Bradford
Richard Bradford's highly entertaining book looks at some of the closest and most complex friendships in literary history and examines the fallout on relationships and on literature itself.
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Author Biography - Richard Bradford
Richard Bradford is a professor of English at the University of Ulster. He previously has taught in the universities of Oxford, Wales, and in Trinity College, Dublin. He has writtena dozenbooks on a variety of subjects, including two critical monographs of Kingsley Amis."
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