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    The Gatekeeper: A Memoir

    By: Terry Eagleton

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    ISBN
    9780141005928
    Date Released
    Binding
    Paperback
    Pages
    192
     

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    Description
    In this wickedly funny memoir of Terry Eagleton - world-renowned literary critic, socialist, scourge of the establishment and living affront to royalty - looks back on his remarkable, often bizarre, journey from Catholic alter boy to Oxford don.

    He recalls the surreal world of the Carmelite convent where he served as 'gatekeeper' escorting novice nuns to their fate; his Dickensian Salford childhood; student encounters with braying aristocrats and unhinged professors; and sexual liaisons in revolutionary splinter groups.

    Yet, interwoven with these uproarious tales of sadistic schoolmasters and ginger-bearded virgins, there are also moving reflections on Eagleton's relationship with his working-class father and wider thoughts on Catholicism, class and the human condition.

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