At a glance:
- Author: V. S. Pritchett
- First Published: 1986
- Type of Work: Literary criticism
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction
- Subjects: Authors or writers, Literature, Writing, Novelists, Literary criticism
V. S. Pritchett began writing literary essays and reviews in the 1920’s when, as a struggling young author, he needed money to put food on the table. Unlike many of his contemporaries, university wits with classical educations and systematic training, Pritchett had nothing to guide him but his own haphazard if voracious reading and his native wit. He has survived through the years on these same qualities, producing an astonishing volume of reviews and essays, in addition to novels, biographies, stories, and memoirs. He reigns as the presiding grand old man of English...
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