First Love, Last Rites (DO NOT ORDER - UK Edition)

First Love, Last Rites (DO NOT ORDER - UK Edition)

by Ian McEwan
     
 

The fortieth anniversary edition of McEwan's first published work, beautifully re-jacketed for a new generation of fans.
     Now with an Afterword from the author.
     Forty years on from when they were first published, these stories show McEwan's dazzling early talent.  Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, these

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Overview

The fortieth anniversary edition of McEwan's first published work, beautifully re-jacketed for a new generation of fans.
     Now with an Afterword from the author.
     Forty years on from when they were first published, these stories show McEwan's dazzling early talent.  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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“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

"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

"His writing is exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing." — The Times

"The Maestro." — New Statesman

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099754817
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
06/13/2000
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

IAN McEWAN is the author of two collections of stories and twelve previous novels, including Enduring Love, Amsterdam, for which he won the Booker Prize in 1998, Atonement and, most recently, Solar.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Oxford, England
Date of Birth:
June 21, 1948
Place of Birth:
Aldershot, England
Education:
B.A., University of Sussex, 1970; M.A., University of East Anglia, 1971
Website:
http://www.ianmcewan.com

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