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David Lodge

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Writing both literary criticism and novels, British author David Lodge has learned to practice what he teaches. A professor of Modern English literature, both his fiction and nonfiction have found a large readership in the United Kingdom and the United States. To maintain his dual approach to visa mer writing, Lodge has attempted to alternate a novel one year and a literary criticism the next throughout his career. Lodge's fiction has been described as good writing with a good laugh, and he is praised for his ability to treat serious subjects sardonically. This comic touch is evident in his first novel, "The Picturegoers" (1960) in which the conflict of Catholicism with sensual desire, a recurrent theme, is handled with wit and intelligence. "How Far Can You Go" (1980) released in United States as "Souls and Bodies" (1982) also examines sexual and religious evolution in a marvelously funny way. "Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses" (1975, 1979), based on Lodge's experience in Berkeley as a visiting professor, won the Hawthorne Prize and the Yorkshire Post fiction prize and solidified his reputation in America. Some of the author's other hilarious novels include "Nice Work" (1989), which Lodge adapted into an award-winning television series, and "Therapy" (1995), a sardonic look at mid-life crisis. Lodge's nonfiction includes a body of work begun in 1966 with "The Language of Fiction" and includes "The Art of Fiction: Illustrated from Classic and Modern Texts" (1992) and "The Practice of Writing: Essays, Lectures, Reviews and a Diary"(1996). In a unique approach, he often uses his own works for critical examination and tries to give prospective writers insights into the complex creative process. David John Lodge was born in London on January 28, 1935. He has a B.A. (1955) and M.A (1959) from University College, London and a Ph.D. (1967) and an Honorary Professorship (1987) from the University of Birmingham. Lodge is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. (Bowker Author Biography) David Lodge is the author of ten novels & a novella, including "Changing Places", "Small World" (shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1984), "Nice Work" (also shortlisted for the Booker), "Paradise News", "Therapy", &, most recently, "Home Truths". He is also the author of several works of literary criticism, including "The Art of Fiction" & "The Practice of Writing". He lives in Birmingham, England. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av David Lodge

Small World (1984) 2,088 exemplar
Changing Places (1975) 1,906 exemplar
Nice Work (1988) 1,783 exemplar
Therapy (1995) 1,376 exemplar
Thinks . . . (2001) 1,294 exemplar
Deaf Sentence (2008) 1,090 exemplar
Paradiset tur och retur : roman (1991) 915 exemplar
How Far Can You Go? (1980) 692 exemplar
Author, Author (2004) 645 exemplar
Home Truths (1999) 445 exemplar
Out of the Shelter (1970) 386 exemplar
A Man of Parts (2011) 383 exemplar
The Practice of Writing (1996) 261 exemplar
Ginger, You're Barmy (1962) 250 exemplar
The Picturegoers (1960) 213 exemplar
Consciousness and the Novel (2002) 167 exemplar
The Writing Game: A Comedy (1991) 41 exemplar
Lives in Writing (2014) 39 exemplar
Surprised by Summer (1996) 10 exemplar
Evelyn Waugh (1971) 4 exemplar
Therapy | Thinks . . . (2002) 4 exemplar
Varying Degrees of Success (2022) 3 exemplar
Graham Greene (1962) 3 exemplar
San Ferry Ann 2 exemplar
Essencial Tunísia 2 exemplar
A Man in Paris 1 exemplar
Ve?ti din Paradis 1 exemplar
Výkvět mužství : román (2012) 1 exemplar
La vtoute nue 1 exemplar
Interior Monologue 1 exemplar
Prose writings 1 exemplar
Hotel des Boobs 1 exemplar

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Man konnte nun wirklich meinen, Laurence Passmore habe sich sein Leben recht nett eingerichtet: Zugegeben, er ist so gut wie kahl, und sein Spitzname ist ›Tubby‹ (= Dickerchen), aber seine Villa in Rummidge, sein Job als erfolgreicher TV-Sitcom-Autor und sein vitales Sexualleben mit seiner langjährigen Ehefrau Sally machen diese Schönheitsfehler locker wett.
Könnte man meinen. Doch Laurence fehlt ein Stück zum Glück: Zufriedenheit und Seelenruhe. Zur Pflege seiner seelischen und körperlichen Wehwehchen geht Tubby montags zur Physiotherapie, dienstags zur kognitiven Verhaltenstherapie und freitags abwechselnd zur Aromatherapie und Akupunktur, doch keine der Therapien will so recht anschlagen.
Angst, sagt seine langjährige platonische Liebe, sei der Schlüssel, den er suchen und zu dem er das passende Schloss finden müsse. Auf seiner Suche stolpert Laurence über jugendliche Penner, durch Klatschspalten und verschiedenste Betten und Schlafzimmer auf Teneriffa, in Beverly Hills, Kopenhagen und Galizien. Sein Heil findet er schließlich bei Kierkegaard und bei seiner ersten Liebe in Süd-London.
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ela82 | 19 andra recensioner | Nov 14, 2023 |
Fascinating story of Wells, primarily through his romantic relationships. Amazing story. Format was a bit weird. Third party viewpoint, with occasional breaks for the narrator to interview Wells.
ghefferon | 18 andra recensioner | Oct 4, 2023 |
This was a first novel; as such it shows that David Lodge could establish himself straight away as competent, insightful and confident in his craft. It is an absorbing book.
The setting of a London suburb in the later fifties is a world that has faded with time. The themes that were common in Lodge's works, Catholicism, academics and sex are all here right from the start. They are part of a contest in a post-war struggle with deprivation. Lodge's treatment is to take the lives of a dozen or so people who are all linked by their attendance at the local cinema, the tatty old Palladium.
The Catholic faith is viewed from as many Catholics as are present in the story, former nun, convert and teenager etc. The Church presents as tired, unaware of a post-war demand for a better deal and bourgeois.
Lodge commentaries on sex are dated.
But for all that, it is a good read and characters are redeemed in different ways as the novel concludes.
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ivanfranko | 2 andra recensioner | Sep 5, 2023 |
A TV writer reflects on his marriage and other significant relationships throughout his life. He ultimately reconnects with his first love and finds meaning.
ghefferon | 19 andra recensioner | Aug 15, 2023 |



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