William Golding has divided this collection of short, or shortish, non-fiction pieces - his first since the publication of The Hot Gates in 1965 - into two sections. The first, "Places," ranges from Wiltshire and Winchester and Salisbury cathedrals, through Holland (the Dutch waterways), Greece (Delphi), and Egypt (in two guises, "inside" and "outside"), to Planet Earth itself; and the second, "Ideas," contains philosophical and critical reflections which include fascinating and illuminating discussions of the personal background to some of his own novels. After a long silence, William Golding, with two superb recent novels, Darkness Visible and Rites of Passage (for which he received the presitigious Booker Prize), has reestablished beyond question his place in the front rank of living creative writers. A Moving Target - the author's apt self-description - has been eagerly awaited by his innumerable admirers. With its wit, profundity, intelligence, and immensely wide variety, it will more than live up to their expectations.
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William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911 and was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. Before he became a schoolmaster he was an actor, a lecturer, a small-boat sailor and a musician. A now rare volume, Poems, appeared in 1934. In 1940 he joined the Royal Navy and saw action against battleships, and also took part in the pursuit of the Bismarck. He finished the war as a Lieutenant in command of a rocket ship, which was off the French coast for the D-Day invasion, and later at the island of Welcheren. After the war he returned to Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury and was there when his first novel, Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954. He gave up teaching in 1961. Lord of the Flies was filmed by Peter Brook in 1963. Golding listed his hobbies as music, chess, sailing, archaeology and classical Greek (which he taught himself). Many of these subjects appear in his essay collections The Hot Gates and A Moving Target. He won the Booker Prize for his novel Rites of Passage in 1980, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. He was knighted in 1988. He died at his home in the summer of 1993. The Double Tongue, a novel left in draft at his death, was published in June 1995.
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