Author, Author is a novel by David Lodge, written in 2004. The book is based on the life of the author Henry James
Author, Author is a novel by David Lodge, written in 2004. The book is based on the life of the author Henry James. It was released at about the same time as The Master by Colm Tóibín and other books about James, and Lodge wrote The Year of Henry James: The Story of a Novel about this. Lodge populates his novel with several of the most famous figures of English literature from the time of the book's setting in the late nineteenth century.
Author, Author has been added to your Cart. I'm not a huge fan of Henry James, but David Lodge does a fair job of channeling him in this somewhat fictionalized bio, written in a formal, Jamesian style. It focuses mainly on two aspects of James's life-his failed attempts as a playwright and his friendship with George Du Maurier, a more successful but less gifted writer.
David John Lodge CBE (born 28 January 1935) is an English author and literary critic. A professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham until 1987, he is known for novels satirising academic life, notably the "Campus Trilogy" – Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses (1975), Small World: An Academic Romance (1984), and Nice Work (1988). The second two were shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
Author, Author, David Lodge's novelised life of Henry James, manages to remain unique and rewarding in a crowded field, says Alan Hollinghurst. Author, Author, David Lodge's novelised life of Henry James, manages to remain unique and rewarding in a crowded field, says Alan Hollinghurst. Sat 4 Sep 2004 1. 1 BST First published on Sat 4 Sep 2004 1. 1 BST.
A cunning, audacious portait of Henry James. Despite my admiration for David Lodge, there were points in this longish book where I wondered if should have dedicated 400 pages of reading time to an unread Henry James novel, rather than a somewhat fictionalized biography.
He has also written stage plays and screenplays, and several books of literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction, The Practice of Writing, and Consciousness and the Novel.
In Author, Author he is centre stage, sometimes literally. Random House, 29 февр. I didn't think I would like this book, because I don't have much interest in Henry James, but Lodge's writing is captivating. The story begins in December 1915, with the dying author surrounded by his relatives and servants, most of whom have private anxieties of their own, then loops back to the 1880s, to chart the course of Henry's 'middle years', focusing particularly on his friendship with the genial Punch artist and illustrator, George Du Maurier, and his intimate but chaste relationship with the American writer Constance Fenimore Woolson.
Professor David Lodge is a graduate and Honorary Fellow of University College London. and American novel, and literary theory. He is also the author of The Art of Fiction (1992), a collection of short articles first published in the Independent on Sunday. David Lodge is a successful playwright and screenwriter, and has adapted both his own work and other writers' novels for television.
1Published in 2004, David Lodge’s latest novel Author, Author, appears as a change of direction in his production, particularly in terms of literary genre
1Published in 2004, David Lodge’s latest novel Author, Author, appears as a change of direction in his production, particularly in terms of literary genre. Even though the indication novel appears on the cover of the book, its generic status is uncertain, oscillating between the historical novel and the biography. In the frame story, which opens and closes the book, Lodge focuses on the last few months before James’s death in February 1916, while the main story analeptically deals with his middle years, the 1880s and 1890s, when James decided to write for the theatre but suffered failures crystallised in the flop of Guy Domville (1895), at a.