By (author) John Fowles
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Tree by John Fowles
Book DescriptionIn this series of moving recollections involving both his childhood and his work as a mature artist, John Fowles explains the impact of nature on his life and the dangers inherent in our traditional urge to categorise, to tame and ultimately to possess the landscape. This acquisitive drive leads to alienation and an antagonism to the apparent disorder and randomness of the natural world. For John Fowles the tree is the best analogue of prose fiction, symbolising the wild side of our psyche, and he stresses the importance in art of the unpredictable, the unaccountable and the intuitive. This fascinating text gives a unique insight into the author and offers the key to a true understanding of the inspiration for his work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099282839
(198mm x 128mm x 6mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Fowles
Tree, Hardback (October 2016)
As lyrical and precise as Fowles' novels, The Tree is a provocative meditation on the connection between the natural world and human creativity, and also a rejection of the idea that nature should be tamed for human purpose.
Selected Poems, Paperback (July 2012)
John Fowles wrote poetry throughout his lifetime, but more during the 1950s and 1960s than later. This book presents a selection of his poetic work opening with two sequences dating from the early part of his career, two of which draw on his time living in Greece and his interest in Greek mythology.
Mantissa, Paperback (November 2009)
Miles Green wakes up in a mysterious hospital with no idea of how he got there or who he is. He definitely doesn't remember his wife, or his children's names. An impossibly shapely specialist doctor tells him his memory nerve-center is connected to sexual activity, and calls in the even shapelier Nurse Cory to assist with treatment.
Book of Ebenezer le Page, Paperback (August 2007)» View all books by John Fowles
Eighty years old, Ebenezer Le Page has lived his whole life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, and as he reaches the end of his life he is determined to tell his own story and the stories of those he has known.
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Author Biography - John Fowles
John Fowles was born in England in 1926 and educated at Bedford School and Oxford University. He won international recognition with his first published title. The Collector (1963) and was immediately acclaimed as an outstandingly innovative writer of exceptional imaginative power. This reputation was confirmed with the appearance of his subsequent works. John Fowles died in 2005.
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