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Understanding Michael Frayn

Understanding Michael Frayn

by Merritt Moseley
     
 
Best known for his play Noises Off, Michael Frayn has garnered widespread critical acclaim and a number of literary honors for his work as a journalist, playwright, novelist, philosopher, and translator. Published in 2002, his novel Spies won the Booker Prize and was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize, and he presides as his generation�s foremost translator of Anton

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Best known for his play Noises Off, Michael Frayn has garnered widespread critical acclaim and a number of literary honors for his work as a journalist, playwright, novelist, philosopher, and translator. Published in 2002, his novel Spies won the Booker Prize and was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize, and he presides as his generation�s foremost translator of Anton Chekhov. In this comprehensive assessment of Frayn�s varied body of work, Merritt Moseley introduces readers to the accomplishments of one of Britain�s most versatile writers.

Beginning with Frayn�s humorous journalism, which was vital to the "satire boom" of the 1960s, Moseley assesses the entirety of the writer�s literary contributions, including his works of philosophy and autobiography. One of the first scholars to consider Frayn seriously as a novelist, Moseley provides careful readings of his fiction, including The Tin Man, Sweet Dreams, and Headlong.

Moseley also explores Frayn�s development as a playwright, beginning in 1970 with the critically panned The Two of Us. From 1970 through 1990, Frayn knew remarkable success for such award-winning plays as Alphabetical Order and Make or Break, as well as disastrous failure with Look Look. Moseley follows Frayn�s career through these highs and lows and beyond to discuss his work for television and the stage, particularly his triumphant recovery with the hit Copenhagen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570036279
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
Understanding Contemporary British Literature Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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