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Survival Tactics: A Literary Life Peter Vansittart

Survival Tactics: A Literary Life

Peter Vansittart

Published March 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780720610727
Hardcover
256 pages
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Peter Vansittart charts his literary course from early childhood through schooldays to the present, as the author of over forty highly praised works of fiction and non-fiction. He discusses his early reading, then the authors who fascinated him. HeMorePeter Vansittart charts his literary course from early childhood through schooldays to the present, as the author of over forty highly praised works of fiction and non-fiction. He discusses his early reading, then the authors who fascinated him. He goes on to describe his friendships with some of this centurys finest writers, from Pritchett, Spender, and Toynbee, to Burgess, Canetti and Wilson. Here too are Orwell, Tynan, and A.L. Rowse. Set against the background of the Second World War and numerous social and political changes, Vansittart also explores the developments within literature and language itself, providing a revealing insight into the workings of a great writers mind. Some of his many novels include A Choice of Murder, A Safe Conduct, The Tournament, and The Wall (available from Dufour).