Books Lost for Words

  • Autor: Edward St. Aubyn
  • Editor: Picador
  • Last data published: 08 May 2014
  • ISBN: 0330454226
  • Format: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 272 pages
  • File Size: 24MB
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Description Lost for Words de Edward St. Aubyn:

From the bestselling author of the Patrick Melrose novels, this is a thought-provoking and entertaining insight into a sniping world of literature, celebrity culture and ambition. Each of the judges of the Elysian Prize for literature has a reason for accepting the job. For the chairman, MP Malcolm Craig, it is backbench boredom, media personality Jo Cross is on the hunt for a 'relevant' novel, and Oxbridge academic Vanessa Shaw is determined to discover good writing. But for Penny Feathers of the Foreign Office, it's all just getting in the way of writing her own thriller. Over the next few weeks they must read hundreds of submissions to find the best book of the year, and so the judges spar, cajole and bargain in order that their chosen title gets the recognition it deserves. Meanwhile, a host of authors are desperate for Elysian glory, including brilliant writer and serial heart-breaker Katherine Burns, lovelorn debut novelist Sam Black, and Sonny, convinced that his magnum opus, The Mulberry Elephant, will take the literary world by storm. Lost for Words is razor-sharp and fabulously entertaining. It cuts to the quick of some of the deepest questions about the place of art in our celebrity-obsessed culture, and asks how we can ever hope to recognize real talent when everyone has an agenda. Edward St Aubyn was born in London in 1960. His superbly acclaimed Patrick Melrose novels are Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother's Milk (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2006) and At Last. He is also the author of the novels A Clue to the Exit and On the Edge.


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Comments

Darkskin Re: Lost for Words

I can honestly say it was one of the best things I've ever read

Buzaris Re: Lost for Words

I am totally absorbed in this book at first. thank you

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Whitesmasher Re: Lost for Words

I just read Chapter 1, and it is good.

Miyoko Re: Lost for Words

Once I started reading, I finished in five days; ! which is less time than I took in a book

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