David Lodge


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Lodge, David

(David John Lodge), 1935–, English novelist and critic, b. London, grad. University College, London (B.A. 1955, M.A. 1959) and the Univ. of Birmingham (Ph.D., 1967). Lodge taught at the Univ. of Birmingham (1960–87), during which time he wrote studies of Graham Greene (1966) and Evelyn Waugh (1971). His works of criticism, which deal mainly with modern literary theory, include The Language of Fiction (1966), The Modes of Modern Writing (1977), Working with Structuralism (1981), The Art of Fiction (1992), and Consciousness and the Novel (2002). Since 1987 he has been a full-time writer. Lodge has used his deep intimacy with the academic world in many of his novels, which reveal a talent for deft characterization, wry humor, and incisive commentary. At its best, Lodge's fiction combines satire with a humane sympathy for his characters. His novels include The Picturegoers (1960), Changing Places (1979), Small World (1985), Nice Work (1988), Paradise News (1991), Therapy (1995), and Thinks … (2001). He has also written fictional biographies of writers, Author, Author (2004) about Henry James, and A Man of Parts (2011) about H. G. Wells.
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The Writing Game is a full-cast performance audiobook, recorded before a live audience, of David Lodge's play about what it truly means to be a writer.
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CRITICALLY acclaimed novelist David Lodge and award-winning historian Lady Antonia Fraser will be among the speakers debating faith, fiction and truth at The Tablet Literary Festival in Birmingham as part of an event celebrating 175 years of the UK's second-oldest weekly journal.
This collection of interviews features eight contemporary authors--Julian Barnes, Jonathon Coe, Kazuo Ighigura, Hanif Kureishi, David Lodge, Arundhati Roy, Graham Swift, and Will Self.
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