Keeping On Keeping On

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Nov 7, 2017 - Biography & Autobiography - 736 pages

A collection of Bennett’s diaries and essays, covering 2005 to 2015

Alan Bennett’s third collection of prose, Keeping On Keeping On, follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories. Bringing together the hilarious, revealing, and lucidly intelligent writing of one of England’s best-known literary figures, Keeping On Keeping On contains Bennett’s diaries from 2005 to 2015—with everything from his much celebrated essays to his irreverent comic pieces and reviews—reflecting on a decade that saw four major theater premieres and the films of The History Boys and The Lady in the Van. A chronicle of one of the most important literary careers of the twentieth century, Keeping On Keeping On is a classic history of a life in letters.


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The greater part of the book comprises extracts from the author's diaries from 2010 t0 2015. These are usually interesting although, as Mr Bennett himself says, there are perhaps a few too many visits ... Read full review

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Apart from the last part of the book, which were plays he had written, the book was personal and as usual with Bennett delightful. It is semi diary form and relates events and stories about friends ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Alan Bennett has been one of England's leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His work includes the Talking Heads television series and the stage plays Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, A Question of Attribution, and The Madness of King George III, which was made into a major motion picture. His play The History Boys won six Tony Awards, including best play, in 2006. His other books include the critically acclaimed collected writings Untold Stories and Writing Home, Smut (short stories), The Uncommon Reader (a novella), and many more.

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