In this brilliant novel Malcolm Bradbury tilts joyously at the liberal pose, extracting a great deal of fun from the provincial university where the story is set. The denizens of the English department leave us gasping. Here is sensitive Mr. Eborebelosa, of Africa, who locks himself for long periods in public lavatories ; grotesque Louis Bates, hovering between being a working-class genius and a full-time madman ; sweet Emma Fielding, who is writing a thesis about fish imagery in Shakespeare's tragedies - and many more. Over them trembles the large if somewhat shadowy figure of Professor Treece, too fogged by his liberal ideas to be a Lucky Jim - he is earnest, honest and ineffectual, and the grass grows nicely under his feet.Biographie de l'auteur :
Malcolm Bradbury was a well-known novelist, critic and academic, and founder of the creative writing department at the University of East Anglia. He was the author of seven novels, including The History Man and Rates of Exchange, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He was awarded a knighthood in 2000 and died the same year.
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Description du livre Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1976. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110436065045