Sheer Fiction, Volume 2

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McPherson, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 198 pages
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Collections of essays and reviews, some previously published in the periodical press, of contemporary fiction.

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West is a literary and cultural critic of extraordinary skill, as evidenced in his earlier volumes of criticism (Vol. 1, LJ 6/1/87; Vol. 2, LJ 2/1/91). In this latest work he has added essays on war ... Read full review


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Paul West was born in 1930 in England, and educated at Oxford and Columbia Universities. Besides 18 novels he is also the author of ten works of non-fiction. He has taught at Brown, Cornell, and Arizona. His honors include a 1993 Lannan Prize for Fiction, an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1996 the French government made him a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. He moved to the US in 1957, and presently resides in Ithaca, New York.

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