The Year of Henry James, by David Lodge

A longish essay about Lodge's experience of writing Author, Author, and some essays about how the reception of work by other selected authors.

Lodge's non-fiction may not be as enjoyable to read as his novels, but it's always well worth reading. It is fascinating to see how much thought and work goes into his writing.

The sections on other works were also interesting: most of them were books I've not read, but now want to: e.g. Nabokov's Pnin, Eco's The Name of the Rose, Eliot's Scenes of Clerical Life, Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello, and of course Henry James.

Some quotes I highlighted (I must not have had a pen with me for lots of it, because I don't seem to have highlighted much):

Completed : 30-Aug-2007

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