J.G. Farrell: The Making of a Writer

J.G. Farrell: The Making of a Writer by Lavinia Greacen

Title: J.G. Farrell: The Making of a Writer
Author: Lavinia Greacen
ISBN10: 0747551901
ISBN13: 978-0747551904
Publisher: Bloomsbury UK (September 1, 2000)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Size PDF: 1633 kb
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Rating: 4.4/5
Votes: 318
Pages: 439 pages
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J.G. Farrell: The Making of a Writer by Lavinia Greacen


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In 1979 in Ireland, J.G. Farrell drowned while fishing from the rocks near his home. He was 43, and it had only been6 years since he had won the Booker Prize for his novel The Siege of Krishnapur. A man who elevated privacy to a high art, Farrell's leagcy would be the "Empire Trilogy," now hailed as a classic of the 20th century, as well as a lingering mystery. Farrell had always been a man who baffled even those closest to him. Based on her access to J.G. Farrell's family and friends, as well as his notebooks and personal correspondence, Lavinia Greacen's biography disentangles not only the full circumstances of the novelist's death, but the story of his life and how it informed everything he wrote.