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Malcolm Bradbury (1932–2000)

Teoksen Ajan mies tekijä

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A professor of English literature and American studies who has published numerous critical works, Malcolm Bradbury is also a novelist whose protagonists are academics who make muddles of their personal and professional lives. He maintains that his main concern is to explore problems and dilemmas of näytä lisää liberalism and issues of moral responsibility. The targets of Bradbury's satires include intellectual pretension, cultural myopia, and official smugness. His protagonists are largely sympathetic, if comic, failures at mastering their own fates in a world of absurd rules and regulations. His major novels include Eating People Is Wrong (1959), Stepping Westward (1965), and The History Man (1975). This last, a novel of intellectual and political conflict at an English university in the late 1960s, was made into a successful television minidrama. More recent novels include Rates of Exchange (1983) and Cuts (1987). (Bowker Author Biography) Malcolm Bradbury is a novelist, critic, television dramatist, & satirist. His many books include "Rates of Exchange", which was short-listed for the Booker Prize, & "The Modern American Novel". (Publisher Provided) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Ajan mies (1975) 835 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Toimittaja — 431 kappaletta
Eating People Is Wrong (1959) 421 kappaletta
The Atlas of Literature (1996) — Toimittaja — 398 kappaletta
Vaihtokurssit (1983) 322 kappaletta
To the Hermitage (2000) 303 kappaletta
Doctor Criminale (1992) 186 kappaletta
Stepping Westward (1965) 155 kappaletta
Cuts (1987) 145 kappaletta
Cold Comfort Farm [1995 film] (1995) — Screenplay — 123 kappaletta
Who Do You Think You Are? (2000) 103 kappaletta
The Modern British Novel (1993) 87 kappaletta
Unsent Letters (1988) 81 kappaletta
All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go (1962) 63 kappaletta
The Novel Today: Contemporary Writers on Modern Fiction (1977) — Toimittaja — 46 kappaletta
Why Come to Slaka? (1986) 41 kappaletta
No, Not Bloomsbury (1987) 36 kappaletta
Present Laughter: Anthology of Modern Comic Fiction (1994) — Toimittaja — 34 kappaletta
New Writing 1 (1992) — Toimittaja — 15 kappaletta
Introduction to American Studies (1981) 14 kappaletta
New Writing 2 (1993) — Toimittaja — 8 kappaletta
Inspector Morse 32: The Wench Is Dead [Videorecording] (2003) — Screenplay — 7 kappaletta
E.M.Forster: a Passage to India (Casebook) (1970) — Toimittaja — 6 kappaletta
Evelyn Waugh (1964) 5 kappaletta
Contemporary American Fiction (Stratford-upon-Avon studies) (1987) — Toimittaja — 4 kappaletta
New Writing {sets} 3 kappaletta
Crítica contemporánea (1974) 2 kappaletta
Victorian poetry (1972) 2 kappaletta
Composition 1 kappale

Associated Works

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Eläinten vallankumous (1945) — Johdanto, eräät painokset60,235 kappaletta
Me sotasankarit (1961) — Johdanto, eräät painokset40,113 kappaletta
Jäähyväiset aseille (1929) — Johdanto, eräät painokset22,489 kappaletta
Hotelli Firenzessä (1908)eräät painokset11,218 kappaletta
Punainen kunniamerkki : katkelma Pohjois-Amerikan sisällissodasta (2004) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset11,213 kappaletta
Talo jalavan varjossa (1910) — Avustaja, eräät painokset8,803 kappaletta
Crome Yellow (1921) — Johdanto, eräät painokset2,011 kappaletta
Parade's End (1925) — Johdanto, eräät painokset1,759 kappaletta
Scenes from Provincial Life and Scenes from Metropolitan Life (1950) — Johdanto, eräät painokset48 kappaletta
A Distant Cry: Stories from East Anglia (2002) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta

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Malcolm Bradbury sends up the 1950s "provincial" [15 occurrences] English university department and "liberal" [27 occurrences] faculty entertainingly, but I found the situations and humour painfully dated in this novel of inward-looking postwar English academic attitudes and experiences. To my mind, the novels of his friend David Lodge reflect more enduring character types and contexts.
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sfj2 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 14, 2024 |
I found this novel entertaining and enjoyable, given its academic protagonist on an European academic jaunt. Plausible and humorous barely-satirical situations worthy of a quiet afternoon read.
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sfj2 | 1 muu arvostelu | Apr 3, 2024 |
As I was reading a masterful short story by Salman Rushdie, he was being stabbed on stage. I had just talked about how certain authors in this collection (and in literature, generally) operate on a different level than others who are still very good, then I read about the contemptible attack. I hope he will recover as soon and as completely as possible.

I found this to be a very strong collection, with absolutely no weak points, and some real gems. Each short story was at least fine, but some were simply outstanding:

Samuel Beckett: Ping - I have a soft spot for the nonsense which of course does have sense and such a strong rhythm in all its minimalism that it is positively enjoyable

Dylan Thomas: The Burning Baby - nightmarish as its title, intense and skilful, with all due respect, trying to purge my memory of it

Ted Hughes: The Rain Horse - a tad less nightmarish but still very much in that territory, also very intense and skilful

Salman Rushdie: The Prophet's Hair - this is where I had to pause to acknowledge how certain authors produced works that were not better but on a completely different level of quality than others, and those others were also very good. (for me, authors of this different quality include Auster, Nabokov, Esterházy) I intend to use this in ESL lessons as I did with the following one.

Kazuo Ishiguro: A Family Supper What a twist! I loved how he built up the readers' expectations very clearly towards one final outcome and then provided an utter anticlimax. This is a short story I already used with my C1-level students. As I was making photocopies for them to read, I accidentally dropped the last page, which gave me the idea to make them write their own ending to the story. (Some loved the idea, others detested it.) I only gave them the last page when they handed in their versions. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and would definitely repeat with other groups.

I really appreciate the following as well:
Graham Greene: The Invisible Japanese Gentlemen - another one up for ESL lessons
William Golding: Miss Pulkinhorn
Alan Sillitoe: The Fishing-boat Picture
Doris Lessing: To Room Nineteen
Muriel Spark: The House of the Famous Poet
John Fowles: The Enigma - started as a detective story but turned out to be something even better
Malcolm Bradbury: Composition - with its 3 different endings
Beryl Bainbridge: Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie - very powerful
Ian McEwan: Psychopolis - turning so suddenly from a constant mood, and capturing the shock perfectly
Julian Barnes: One of a Kind
Clive Sinclair: Bedbugs
… (lisätietoja)
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blueisthenewpink | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 3, 2024 |
I tried for more than 200 pages on this book but I could not get into it. I'm even obsessed with Russia and visiting this May but my interest was not held. The writing was well-done but I didn't care what happened to anyone...too many books on my TBR pile to stick with one that bores me.
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sgwordy | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 31, 2022 |



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Chris Seager Director of photography
Richard Broke Producer
Alison Gilby Producer
E Mottram Editor
Kenny McBain Creator
Judy Cooke Editor
Jack Gold Director
Ian McEwan Tribute to author, Contributor
David Lodge Biographical essay, Contributor
B. S. Johnson Contributor
Adam Mars-Jones Contributor
Gwen John Contributor
Graham Greene Contributor
Clive Sinclair Contributor
Emma Tennant Contributor
Beryle Bainbridge Contributor
Angus Wilson Contributor
Salman Rushdie Contributor
V. S. Pritchett Contributor
Ted Hughes Contributor
Angela Carter Contributor
Alan Sillitoe Contributor
Kingsley Amis Contributor
Dylan Thomas Contributor
Muriel Spark Contributor
John Fowles Contributor
Jean Rhys Contributor
Julian Barnes Contributor
J. G. Ballard Contributor
Graham Swift Contributor
Martin Amis Contributor
William Trevor Contributor
Fay Weldon Contributor
Samuel Beckett Contributor
Elizabeth Bowen Contributor
Edna O'Brien Contributor
Kazuo Ishiguro Contributor
Rose Tremain Contributor
William Golding Contributor
Malcolm Lowry Contributor
Doris Lessing Contributor
John Thaw Actor
Julian Mitchell Screenplay
Colin Dexter Original Story
Chris Burt Producer
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