After a Funeral

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Ticknor & Fields, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 158 pages
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Recounts the story of the author's involvement with Didi, an Egyptian exile in London who lured her into a state of infatuation and eventually tortured her with his irreversible drive to suicide

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The fictionalised memoir of Athill's friendship with a depressed Egyptian writer in the 60s, who eventually killed himself. A very tender and difficult work with no sentimentality and a strong current of guilt and regret. Read full review

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Interesting book, 3 1/2 stars. Bit hard to tolerate hearing so much about a terrible narcissist who cons all around him out of money and once beat up a girlfriend. But then the author herself is very ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

Diana Athill s New York Times bestseller, Somewhere Towards the End, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. The author of several memoirs, including Instead of a Letter and After a Funeral, Athill lives in London.

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