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On Histories and Stories

Selected Essays

On Histories and Stories( )
Author: Byatt, A. S.
Series title:The Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature Ser.
ISBN:978-0-674-00833-5
Publication Date:Mar 2002
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $28.50
Book Description:

In a series of essays on the complicated relations between reading, writing, and remembering, A.S. Byatt sorts the modish from the merely interesting and the truly good to arrive at a new view of British writing in our time. Whether writing about the renaissance of the historical novel, discussing her own translation of historical fact into fiction, or exploring the recent European revival of interest in myth, folklore, and fairytale, Byatt's abiding concern here is with the interplay...
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Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Subjects & Themes / Historical Events
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.602 x 8.697 x 0.557 Inches
Book Weight:0.72 Pounds
Author Biography
Byatt, A. S. (Author)
A.S. Byatt was born on August 24, 1936 in Sheffield, England. She received a B.A. from Newnham College, Cambridge in 1957, did graduate study at Bryn Mawr College from 1957-58, and attended Somerville College, Oxford from 1958-59. She was a staff member in the extra-mural department at the University of London from 1962-71. From 1968-69, she was also a part-time lecturer in the liberal studies department of the Central School of Art and Design, London. She was a lecturer at University College from 1972-80 and then senior lecturer from 1981-83.

She became a full-time writer in 1983. Her works include The Biographer's Tale, The Virgin in the Garden, Babel Tower, A Whistling Woman, and The Children's Book. She also wrote numerous collections of short stories including Sugar and Other Stories, The Matisse Stories, The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, Elementals, and Little Black Book of Stories. Byatt received the English Speaking Union fellowship in 1957-58, the Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1983, the Silver Pen Award for Still Life, and the Booker Prize for Possession: A Romance in 1990.

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