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EXCURSIONS IN THE REAL WORLD.

Trevor, William. (Pseudonym of William Trevor Cox).

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ISBN 10: 0091770866 / ISBN 13: 9780091770860
Editorial: Hutchinson [1993], 1993
Usado Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Lee G. Campbell (Santa Barbara, CA, Estados Unidos de America)

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8vo. A collection of autobiographical essays on the author's childhood and youth in Ireland. N° de ref. de la librería 18279

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Título: EXCURSIONS IN THE REAL WORLD.

Editorial: Hutchinson [1993]

Año de publicación: 1993

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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These autobiographical tales are about people and places, personal fascinations and enthusiasms, that have remained snagged in William Trevor's memory over the years.

He writes here of childhood and youth, of his schools and university days, his early life in Dublin and London, o Ireland and of England.  Most of the portraits are of people who have either been well known to him or casually met/ a few are drawn from the imagination, though the subjects are real.  Some of the landscapes are equally familiar to him, while others are merely glimpsed: Persia in the early seventies, a Swiss valley, Country cork in the thirties, a Gloucestershire village, Venice in November, New York and San Francisco.

"Places do not die as people do," William Trevor writes in his introduction, "but they often changed so fundamentally that little is left of what once they were.  The landscape of the Nire valley that spreads over a northern part of Country Waterford is timeless, but the Dublin remembered here is the Dublin of several pasts, and elsewhere among these impressions there is that same dichotomy."

Affectionate, poignant and often gently humorous, these essays are an expansion of a writer's notebook.  Such excursions into memory convey the essence of William Trevor's world - read in conjunction with Lucy Willis's graceful illustrations, they illuminate unforgettably the background to this celebrated novels and short stories.

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"William Trevor is one of the century's greatest writers of the short story." — The Globe and Mail

"Book after book, story after novel after story, it's a wonder how anyone can manage every single time the impeccable crescendo, the perfect pitch, the devastating finale... Trevor is one of the great short-story writers of our time." — Alberto Manguel

"Probably the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language." — The New Yorker

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