A Russell Hoban omnibus

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Indiana University Press, 1999 - Fiction - 821 pages
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Author of the immensely popular children's books featuring Frances the Badger, Russell Hoban is also a master of contemporary imaginative literary forms, including the cult classic Riddley Walker.Gathered here are four of Mr. Hoban's novels: the haunting Lion of Boaz-Jachin, the popular Turtle Diary (made into a movie startting Glenda Jackson and Ben Kingsley), Pilgermann, and his newest work, the sharp and witty Mr. Rinyo-Clacton's Offer, published here for the first time in North America. In addition, the collection includes samples from Mr. Hoban's short stories, essays, and poetry. Finally, for true Hoban aficionados, there is part of an unfinished sequel to the adult children's classic The Mouse and His Child, featuring the further adventures of Manny Rat.

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Contents

SHORT STORIES The Man with the Dagger
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ESSAYS I that was a child my tongues
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00 Abroad
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About the author (1999)

Russell Hoban is a novelist, educator, and writer of children's books. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1925. Hoban taught art in New York and Connecticut, and also worked as an advertising copywriter and a freelance illustrator before beginning his career as a writer. Hoban began publishing children's books in the late 1950s, including The Mouse and His Child. The book was adapted as an animated film in 1977. In 1973, Hoban published his first adult novel, The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz. Another novel was Ridley Walker, a futuristic story set after a nuclear holocaust. Hoban received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award for Ridley Walker.

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