David Lodge’s frank and illuminating memoir about the years where he found great success as a novelist and critic.
In 1976 Lodge was pursuing a ‘twin-track career’ as novelist and academic. As a literary critic, he made serious contributions to the subject, before carnivalizing it in his comic-satiric novel Small World. The balancing act between his two professions was increasingly difficult to maintain, and he became a full-time writer just before he published his bestselling novel Nice Work.
‘A wonderfully candid and insightful account of a writer's life: astute, unpretentious and humane.’ William Boyd
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