Inspired to revisit the lives of some of the world's most eminent writers of all time, looking at them through some peculiar detail of their lives, Javier Marmas provides a lively and illuminating insight into personalities we thought we knew everything about.
"The idea was to treat these well known literary figures as if they were fictional characters, which may well be how all writers, whether famous or obscure, would secretly like to be treated."
Told with affection and humour, these brief 'written lives' throw a refreshing, and very human, light on authors too often enshrined, or entombed, within the halo of artistic sainthood.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 05 / 2006