The Prose Factory

The Prose Factory Literary Life in England Since 1918

Paperback (05 Jan 2017) | English

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Synopsis

'An entertaining history of literary life' Nicholas Shakespeare, Daily Telegraph

Spanning a century of literary history, from the pitched battles fought between Eliot-era modernists and Georgian traditionalists to the impact of creative writing degrees and the media don of today and taking in 'star reviewers', sniping critics, caballing editors and megalomaniac professors along the way, The Prose Factory explores the myriad influences on English literary life in the past century and the way in which they have shaped our preferences.

'An amazing achievement' David Lodge

'A pleasingly gossipy history of literary life in England since 1918…very enjoyable' Observer

'Elegantly written, defiantly intelligent, scrupulously researched and richly enjoyable' Mail on Sunday

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Book information

ISBN: 9780099556077
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.9109
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxiii, 503 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 722g
Height: 231mm
Width: 155mm
Spine width: 40mm