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First Love, Last Rites - Short Stories

First Love, Last Rites - Short Stories

Author: Ian McEwan
$19.99(AUD)  inc GST
Description

Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can result from adolescent curiosity, and sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness.

Promotion info

A brilliant performance. There's an assured and terribly macabre depravity about Ian McEwan's short stories - as if some of the characters from early Angus Wilson had been painted by Francis Bacon - Observer 20020218

Awards

Winner of Somerset Maugham Awards 1976.

Reviews

"A talented and genuinely imaginative writer, McEwan's details often grow into strange, powerful images... the ironies, throughout this impressive collection are tellingly weighted." -- Julian Barnes
"A brilliant performance... There's an assured and terribly macabre depravity about Ian McEwan's short stories... as if some of the characters from early Angus Wilson had been painted by Francis Bacon." -- Anthony Thwaite, "Observer"
"Ian McEwan writes to shock and succeeds -- All his stories have a feeling of impending evil -- It is a tour de force of concision, and funny, too, in a deadpan manner." -- "TLS
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"A brilliant performance -- There's an assured and terribly macabre depravity about Ian McEwan's short stories -- as if some of the characters from early Angus Wilson had been painted by Francis Bacon." -- "Observer
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"His writing is exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing." -- "The Times
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"The Maestro." -- "New Statesman
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"McEwan has -- a style and a vision of life of his own...No one interested in the state and mood of contemporary Britain can afford not to read him." -- John Fowles
"A sparkling and adventurous writer." -- Dennis Potter

Author description

Ian McEwan has written two collections of stories, as well as many novels and screenplays. He won the 1998 Booker Prize for Amsterdam, and was shortlisted for the 2001 Booker Prize for Atonement.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780099754817
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage
  • : November 1997
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 11mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ian McEwan
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 176
  • : 1