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Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Tim Parks


The author of this book has long been fascinated by the complicated relationship between an author's life and work, and began exploring the underlying values and patterns that guide authors in both their writing and their lives. In a series of provocative, incisive, and unflinching essays written over the past decade and collected for the first time here, this book reveals how style and content in a novel reflect a whole pattern of communication and positioning in the author's ordinary and daily behavior. We see how life and work are deeply enmeshed in the work of writers as diverse as Charles ... More

Keywords: authors, novels, Charles Dickens, Feodor Dostoevsky, James Joyce, Anton Chekhov, Philip Roth, Julian Barnes, Peter Stamm, Geoff Dyer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300215366
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300215366.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Parks, author