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The History Man

Picador Classic

Malcolm Bradbury

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Beschreibung

Take a Valium. Have a party. Go on a demo. Shoot a soldier. Make a bang. Bed a friend. That's your problem-solving system . . . But haven't we tried all that? Howard Kirk, product of the Swinging Sixties, radical university lecturer, and one half of a very modern marriage, is throwing a party. The night will have all sorts of repercussions: for Henry Beamish, Howard's desperate and easily neglected friend, and for Howard's wife Barbara, promiscuous '70s liberal and exhausted victim of motherhood. The History Man is Malcolm Bradbury's masterpiece, the definitive campus novel and one of the most influential novels of the 1970s. Funny, disconcerting and provocative, Bradbury brilliantly satirizes a world of academic power struggles as his anti-hero seduces his way around campus. But beneath the surface is an altogether more affecting portrait: it reveals a marriage in crisis and demonstrates the fragility of the human heart. 'Exhilarating . . . A book which captures for all time the spirit of an age' Margaret Drabble 'Grim wit, chill comedy and a fictional energy which is as imaginative as the tale is shocking' A. S. Byatt

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 later the same year.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 272
Altersempfehlung ab 18 Jahr(e)
Erscheinungsdatum 30.05.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-5098-2339-0
Reihe Picador Classics
Verlag KNV Besorgung
Maße (L/B/H) 19.5/12.8/2.7 cm
Gewicht 229 g

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