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Coming from Behind
     

Coming from Behind

by Howard Jacobson
 

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Sefton Goldberg, in his thirities, is trapped teaching English at Wrottesley Polytechnic College; he desperately wants the Disraeli Fellowship at Holy Christ Hall, Cambridge, but is also aware of his drawbacks as an urban Jew in a sea of Anglo-Saxons -- his dislike of beer, nature and sports.

Overview

Sefton Goldberg, in his thirities, is trapped teaching English at Wrottesley Polytechnic College; he desperately wants the Disraeli Fellowship at Holy Christ Hall, Cambridge, but is also aware of his drawbacks as an urban Jew in a sea of Anglo-Saxons -- his dislike of beer, nature and sports.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897331555
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporate
Publication date:
08/30/2005
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Malcolm Bradbury
"A very funny, bitter, intelligent comic novel."

Meet the Author

Howard Jacobson is the author of four works of nonfiction and several novels, including The Finkler Question, which won the Man Booker Prize; The Mighty Walzer, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award for comic writing; and Who's Sorry Now?which was long-listed for the Booker Prize. He has a weekly column for The Independent and regularly reviews and writes for The Guardian, The Times, and The Evening Standard. Jacobson has also done several specials for British television. He lives in London.

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