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Lasdun

Sir Denys. 1914--2001, British architect. He is best known for the University of East Anglia (1968) and the National Theatre in London (1976)
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Much like his peers James Dickey and Stephen Dobyns, Lasdun's poetic talent has veered toward the genre of criminal suspense.
But that it got this building was also down to the nature of the brief, or rather the way that Sir Denys Lasdun took the brief and worked with the client.
Recent reads include James Lasdun: Give Me Everything You Have - a terrifying account of being stalked.
In his recent memoir, Give Me Everything You Have, about being stalked by one of his former creative writing students, writer James Lasdun offers this answer to our question 'Why read?':
In Give Me Everything You Have, poet and novelist James Lasdun describes how five harrowing years at the hands of a former student turned self-described "verbal terrorist," whose obsession with him went from tender admiration to overt sexuality to violent, anti-Semitic hatred, impelled such self-analysis.
Like Kuhn, James Lasdun moves in this direction in his review of the novel for The Guardian wherein he claims that "[a]t a certain point it becomes impossible to resist the thought that under all the high talk about the place of boredom in modern life, what Wallace was really writing about was depression." Yet this is precisely what the reader of The Pale King needs to resist, the facile equation that boredom equals depression.
And this is no coincidence: between 1964 and 1974 the change from white marble to raw concrete was only allowed because it made the building of the Central Library partake in the architectural movement initiated by Le Corbusier's unite d'habitation --a movement which had largely flourished in the United Kingdom, including Lasdun's National Theatre in London, the Hayward Gallery nearby, the Smithsons's Robin Hood Gardens or Owen Luder's building in Gateshead, to list the most famous English neo-brutalist buildings.
17, 2011, at 6; James Lasdun, Review: Book of the Week; A Thrilling Book About Boredom, GUARDIAN, Apr.
A youthful Denys Lasdun and Erno Goldfinger are snapped by Monica with Welles Coates at the CIAM 9 congress, when the schism between CIAM and Team X emerged into the open.
Several buildings in Liverpool, including Denys Lasdun's sports centre on Oxford Street, were inspired by the Swiss-born architect's designs.
The longlisted books are: Peter Carey - Theft: A Love Story Kiran Desai - The Inheri- tance of Loss Robert Edric - Gathering the Water Nadine Gordimer - Get A Life Kate Grenville - The Secret River MJ Hyland - Carry Me Down Howard Jacobson - Kalooki Nights James Lasdun - Seven Lies Mary Lawson - The Other Side of the Bridge Jon McGregor - So Many Ways To Begin Hisham Matar - In The Country of Men Claire Messud - The Emperor's Children David Mitchell - Black Swan Green Naeem Murr - The Perfect Man Andrew O'Hagan - Be Near Me James Robertson - The Testament of Gideon Mack Edward St Aubyn - Mother's Milk Barry Unsworth - The Ruby In Her Navel Sarah Waters - The Night Watch