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J.G. Farrell : the making of a writer / Lavinia Greacen.

By: Greacen, Lavinia.
Publisher: Cork : Cork University Press, 2012Edition: New expanded ed.Description: xxvii, 412 pages, [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781859184899 (hbk.).Subject(s): Farrell, J. G. (James Gordon), 1935-1979 | Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography | Novelists, Irish -- 20th century -- BiographyDDC classification: 920 Summary: "This new, expanded edition of the widely praised biography of the Booker Prize-winning author JG Farrell is timely. His literary achievement is still in the ascendent, as proved by the posthumous award in 2010 of the 'Lost' Booker for 'Troubles', decided by international e-vote. That made him a double Booker winner, and the publicity given to his renowned Empire Trilogy novels has left the general reading public wanting to know more. Lavinia Greacen has uncovered fresh material and additional photographs since the publication of the first edition, shedding further light on Farrell's short life and tragic death, as well as the development of his writing career. The result is a fascinating and compelling story about the man described by the latest Estudios Irlandeses as 'one of the English language's most accomplished and enigmatic figures'. The life of the novelist J.G. Farrell (1935 - 1979) is almost stranger than fiction. He was a schoolboy sporting hero struck down by polio, a dedicated writer living on a shoestring who was awarded the Booker Prize in 1973, and, with his literary reputation secure and a newly-converted house on the scenic west Cork coastline, he was drowned at the age of 44 while fishing from rocks nearby." - Copac
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-401) and index.

"This new, expanded edition of the widely praised biography of the Booker Prize-winning author JG Farrell is timely. His literary achievement is still in the ascendent, as proved by the posthumous award in 2010 of the 'Lost' Booker for 'Troubles', decided by international e-vote. That made him a double Booker winner, and the publicity given to his renowned Empire Trilogy novels has left the general reading public wanting to know more. Lavinia Greacen has uncovered fresh material and additional photographs since the publication of the first edition, shedding further light on Farrell's short life and tragic death, as well as the development of his writing career. The result is a fascinating and compelling story about the man described by the latest Estudios Irlandeses as 'one of the English language's most accomplished and enigmatic figures'. The life of the novelist J.G. Farrell (1935 - 1979) is almost stranger than fiction. He was a schoolboy sporting hero struck down by polio, a dedicated writer living on a shoestring who was awarded the Booker Prize in 1973, and, with his literary reputation secure and a newly-converted house on the scenic west Cork coastline, he was drowned at the age of 44 while fishing from rocks nearby." - Copac

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