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Lost for wordsEdward St Aubyn (The New York Review of Books) author Edward St. Aubyn has chronicled the harrowing childhood and complicated adulthood of Patrick Melrose, painting an extraordinary—and broadly autobiographical—portrait of the beleaguered and self-loathing world of privilege, and offering a “spectacularly toxic confection” (The Village Voice) of the decadence, amorality, greed, and cruelty of the declining British aristocracy. His new novel, Lost for words, is a droll and satirical look at the place of art in our celebrity-obsessed culture. In this “laugh-out-loud sendup of literary prizes” (Kirkus), St. Aubyn asks how we can ever hope to recognize real talent when everyone has an agenda. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here
Location: Street: Free Library of Philadelphia Additional: 1901 Vine Street City: Philadelphia, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 19103-5207 Country: United States (adicionado a partir de IndieBound)… (mais)
Edward St Aubyn The Wheeler Centre, 6:15PM - 7:15PM, Tuesday 26 February 2013 Edward St Aubyn’s novels are like black diamonds: dark, glittering jewels.
His dark-witted books about the misdeeds of the privileged upper classes have been compared to Evelyn Waugh and Oscar Wilde. St Aubyn was born into immense wealth and privilege; his work draws on his upbringing and ‘monstrous’ parents.
His semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels have been called ‘some of the most perceptive, elegantly written and hilarious novels of our era’. The fourth, Mother’s Milk, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
Edward St Aubyn brilliantly blends savage social comedy with deeply affecting characters to create an unforgettable portrait of a man doomed by the apparent good fortune of his birth. He’ll be joined in conversation by Louise Swinn.
Edward St Aubyn
Celebrated English novelist Edward St Aubyn has been compared to both Evelyn Waugh and Oscar Wilde. St Aubyn is the author of seven novels.
Louise Swinn is a publisher of new and emerging authors with Sleepers Publishing, looking after their critically acclaimed annual collection of short stories, The Sleepers Almanac. (rodneyvc)… (mais)