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The Paper Men (Paperback)

Author:  William Golding
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0374526397
ISBN-13: 9780374526399
Sku: 30486328
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 5.5H x 0.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  192
Age Range:  NA
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English novelist Wilfred Barclay, who has known fame, success, and fortune, is in crisis. He faces a drinking problem slipping over the borderline into alcoholism, a dead marriage, and the incurable itch of middle age lust. But the final, unbearable irritation is American Professor of English Literature Rick L. Tucker, who is implacable in his determinition to become The Barclay Man: authorized biographer, editor of the posthumous papers and the recognized authority. *Author: Golding, William *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 192 *Publication Date: 1984/12/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 8.56 x 5.55 x 0.48 inches
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English novelist Wilfred Barclay, who has known fame, success, and fortune, is in crisis. He faces a drinking problem slipping over the borderline into alcoholism, a dead marriage, and the incurable itch of middle age lust. But the final, unbearable irritation is American Professor of English Literature Rick L. Tucker, who is implacable in his determinition to become The Barclay Man: authorized biographer, editor of the posthumous papers and the recognized authority.
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Golding explores his favorite themes--the prevalence of evil in the world and the ease with which human beings can become corrupted by it--in this neglected 1984 allegorical novel about a novelist and the biographer who is stalking him. THE PAPER MEN is famous for its surprise shocker of an ending.
Author Bio
William Golding
William Golding's father was a schoolmaster, his mother a suffragette. At the age of 12, he began writing a 12-volume epic novel that began, "I was born in the Duchy of Cornwall on the eleventh of October, 1792, of rich but honest parents." Upon graduating from Oxford, Golding taught English and philosophy at a school in Salisbury until, when World War II began, he served in the navy as a rocket ship commander. LORD OF THE FLIES, his first published novel, appeared in 1954 after being rejected by 21 publishers; Golding was 45. Thereafter, he published five novels in 10 years, to great critical and popular acclaim; then, for 15 years, he published very little, and nothing of significance, until DARKNESS VISIBLE (1979) and RITES OF PASSAGE (1980), for which he won the Booker Prize, restored his reputation. He won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1983. In 1961, he came to the States and spent a year as writer-in-residence at Hollins College. Golding was also an accomplished musician, playing the piano, violin, viola, cello, and oboe. He was knighted in 1988 and died of heart failure in 1993.

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New Republic
"Mr. Golding's novels are famous for their last minute reversals of plot or implication. This time he has delayed the effect till the very last word of his text--and it is a stunner. To reveal more would be a sin against fiction." - David Lodge 4/16/84
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0192
Product attributePublisher:   Farrar Straus Giroux
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