Lost For Words

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Autor/es
St Aubyn, Edward
ISBN13
9780330454223
ISBN10
0330454226
Tipo
LIBRO
Páginas
272
Año de Edición
2014
Idioma
inglés
Encuadernación
Tapa dura
Editorial:
PAN BOOKS
Disponibilidad:
Disponible

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Edward St Aubyn is among the handful of the current giants of English fiction. He has always had an eye for the sort of satire that does not exclude compassion and understanding; now that eye is trained on the absurd world of awarding literary prizes. The results are hilarious! (Edmund White)

This is a seriously entertaining and inventive novel by which I mean it is not serious at all but exceptionally entertaining and inventive. And seriously good. Edward St Aubyn is already considered the master of social satire . . . With Lost for Words, he cements this reputation and, if anything, surpasses himself . . . The writing is brilliantly playful . . . A lesser author might have steered clear of such a large cast of characters but St Aubyn manages them effortlessly . . . Brilliantly plotted . . . In the end, St Aubyn hits a note of truth and optimism. To do this without becoming saccharine and didactic is an amazing achievement . . . Please read this book if you're in a bad mood. You will be cured of it. (Sunday Express)

The book is a riot, complete with belly-achingly hilarious pastiches of the bonkers novels that are sent in for the prize to consider (Sunday Times)

Lost for Words is a long-overdue, laugh-out-loud satire on the whole business of literary prizes (London Evening Standard)

[An] intricate satire, written with restless wit . . . A gorgeous viciousness is present . . . St Aubyn's ear for fakery never falters . . . This novel is a pleasure to read. (Observer)

Anyone cynical about literary prizes will laugh out loud at Edward St Aubyn's delightful satire . . . as his novel hilariously demonstrates, notions of what constitutes literary pedigree are as fickle as the wind . . . What makes you smile, and smile and smile is the elegance of the writing. Seldom was so much pretentiousness skewered so stylishly. (Novel of the Week Mail on Sunday)

A fizzing satire that neatly skewers all the contradictions and absurdities of literary prize-giving, and the awkward fit between literature and 'celebrity' (Daily Telegraph)

Lost for Words is a witty, often excoriating, riposte to the phenomenon and workings of major book awards (Independent)

The weakest link among the judges of his fictional Elysian Prize is a brilliant comic creation called Penny Feathers . . . Fun, black and brilliant stuff. Lost for Words - puckish, bitchy and shamelessly silly . . . Very clever and extremely funny. (The Times)

St Aubyn's latest novel is an entertaining satire on the literary-prize industry, full of splendid jokes (Tatler)

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