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The Dog's Last Walk von Howard Jacobson
(and Other Pieces)

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Kategorie: Bücher
Seiten / Format: 304 S
Erscheinungsjahr: 2017
Verlag: Bloomsbury Trade
Sprache: Englisch
ISBN: 9781408845295

Jacobson is one of the great sentence-builders of our time. I feel I have to raise my game, even just to praise ... In short, he is one of the great guardians of language and culture - all of it. Long may he flourish Nicholas Lezard Guardian'The author's prose is always a delight . a book that manages the high-wire act of being genuinely funny while dispensing genuine wisdom'Times Literary Supplement'The author's prose is always a delight . a book that manages the high-wire act of being genuinely funny while dispensing genuine wisdom'Times Literary Supplement<br /><br />Week after week, for eighteen years, the Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson wrote a weekly column for the Independent, reflecting in inimitable style on the sacred and the profane in turn, the frivolous and the serious, the deeply personal and the most universal.<br />The shame and humiliation inherent in death is explored with frank astuteness. Matisse, darts and the power of love are celebrated; while cyclists are very much censured. And meanwhile, a beloved old Labrador walks his last walk as life elsewhere hurtles on and away.<br />The Dog's Last Walk is a collection of wisdom and iconoclasm for our uncertain times, and one that reveals one of our greatest writers in all his humanity.GBJacobson, Howard<br />An award-winning writer and broadcaster, Howard Jacobson was born in Manchester, brought up in Prestwich and was educated at Stand Grammar School in Whitefield, and Downing College, Cambridge, where he studied under F. R. Leavis. He lectured for three years at the University of Sydney before returning to teach at Selwyn College, Cambridge. His novels include The Mighty Walzer (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), Kalooki Nights (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize), the highly acclaimed The Act of Love, the 2010 Man Booker Prize-winning, The Finkler Question and, most recently, Zoo Time. Howard Jacobson lives in Soho, London.

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