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  • Published: 1 August 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099274858
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

Hell And Back




A superb new collection of essays from one of Britain's finest writers

From Svevo, Saba and Joyce in Trieste to Borges, Rushdie and psychopathology, Tim Parks' new collection of essays confirms his mastery of the essay form. Other subjects include Saramago, Sebald, Seth, Henry Green, Christina Stead, Leopardi, Verga, Montale, Sironi in Fascist Italy, Buzzati, Bateson and Neugeboren

  • Pub date: 1 August 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099274858
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Tim Parks

Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He lives in Milan.

He is the acclaimed author of novels, non-fiction and essays, including Europa, In Extremis, A Season with Verona, Teach Us to Sit Still and Italian Ways. He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Betty Trask Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the John Florio Prize and the Italo Calvino Prize.

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Praise for Hell And Back

“Parks brings a savvy glamour as well as a radiant intelligence to the form-exceptional in [its] sympathy and graciousness”

Times

“A smart, beautifully written book-literary essays with all the clarity and sensual detail of great fiction”

Observer


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