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The Pritchett Century

A Selection of the Best by V. S. Pritchett

The Pritchett Century( )
Author: Pritchett, V. S.
Series title:Modern Library Ser.
ISBN:978-0-679-60244-6
Publication Date:Nov 1997
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Modern Library
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $23.00
Book Description:

"If, as they say, I am a Man of Letters, I come, like my fellows, at the tail-end of a long and once esteemed tradition in English and American writing. We have no captive audience. We do not teach. We write to be readable and to engage the interest of what Virginia Woolf called 'the common reader.'"     In a life that spanned almost the entire course of the twentieth century--he was born in 1900 and died in 1997--Sir Victor Pritchett mastered nearly every form of literature: the...
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Book Details
Pages:800
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.75 x 8.3 x 1.26 Inches
Book Weight:1.556 Pounds
Author Biography
Pritchett, V. S. (Author)
Born in Ipswich and educated at Alleyn's School, Dulwich, and Dulwich College, novelist and critic V. S. Pritchett worked in the leather trade and later as a commercial traveler and shop assistant.

After World War II, he was literary editor of the New Statesman and Nation and has frequently contributed to American periodicals and the N.Y. Times Book Review. He is a distinguished short story writer who has often appeared in the New Yorker. Pritchett has also collaborated with the photographer Evelyn Hofer on three charming and excellent portraits of London, New York, and Dublin. Pritchett, who has been lauded for his fine literary criticism, has also written about many other writers. He received numerous awards including the 1969 Heinemann Award, the 1974 PEN Award, the 1990 W. H. Smith Literary Award, and the 1993 Golden Pen Award. He died from a stroke on March 20, 1997.

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