Michel Faber (Writers and Their Work) (Hardcover)

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Michel Faber (Writers and Their Work) (Hardcover)


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This book by Rodge Glass, the award-winning novelist, short story writer and biographer, is the first ever detailed assessment of Michel Faber's life and work across genre and form. It draws on intimate, wide-ranging interviews with the author over a two-year period and investigates previously unexplored archival material, from the Canongate Books records to Faber's own personal archive, to bring fresh perspectives to light. Glass presents detailed interrogations of unpublished texts, including a novel, A Photograph of Jesus, as well as providing deep dives into Faber's most celebrated works such as Under the Skin and The Crimson Petal and the White. Known for his hybrid creative-critical approach, Glass uses Faber's interest in generosity and compassion in writing as a focus for this study. Grouping his works by 'World', the book ranges across poetry, short stories, novels and novellas to make an argument for Faber as a writer who has consistently sought to explore narrow emotional territory, that of the human instinct to seek connection with others, even if genuine connection seems unlikely or impossible. Glass draws on individual case studies across Faber's hugely diverse body of work in a way that will be both- interesting for fans and informative for students of Faber's writing.

Rodge Glass is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde. His previous publications include Alasdair Gray: A Secretary's Biography (2008), Dougie's War: A Soldier's Story (2010), the novels No Fireworks (2005), Hope for Newborns (2008) and Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs (2013) and the short stories LoveSexTravelMusik: Stories for the EasyJet Generation (2013).
Product Details ISBN: 9781837644773
ISBN-10: 1837644772
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Writers and Their Work