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Faber & Faber, May 2, 2013 - 202 páginas
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An important and illuminating collection of essays and lectures by the winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature. William Golding writes about places as diverse as Wiltshire, where he lived for over half a century, Dutch waterways, Delphi, Egypt ancient and modern, and planet Earth herself. Other essays discuss books and ideas, and provide a fascinating background to the appreciate Golding's own writing and imagination. Includes Golding's Nobel Speech.

'Golding come through this collection as reserved and wary, but delightful . . . His writing is a joy.' Sunday Times

 

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Title Page
Through the Dutch Waterways
Delphi
Egypt from My Outside
Gaia Lives
Crabbed Youth and
Rough Magic
My First Book
Utopias and Antiutopias
Belief and Creativity
Nobel Lecture
About the Author
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When William Golding was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel Foundation said of his novels that they 'illuminate the human condition in the world of today'. Born in Cornwall in 1911, Golding was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and Brasenose College, Oxford. Before becoming a writer, he was an actor, a lecturer, a small-boat sailor, a musician and a schoolteacher. In 1940 he joined the Royal Navy and saw action against battleships, submarines and aircraft, and also took part in the pursuit of theBismarck.

Lord of the Flies, his first novel, was rejected by several publishers and one literary agent. It was rescued from the 'slush pile' by a young editor at Faber and Faber and published in 1954. The book would go on to sell several million copies; it was translated into 35 languages and made into a film by Peter Brook in 1963. He wrote eleven other novels,The InheritorsandThe Spireamong them, a play and two essay collections. He won the Booker Prize for his novelRites of Passagein 1980, and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1983. He was knighted in 1988. He died at his home in the summer of 1993.

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