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A Word in Edgeways free pdf In A Word in Edgeways Desmond O'Grady examines the work of many writers and interviews others as well as film makers, a ballerina, a photographer and a painter. The essays probe writers from Orhan Pamuk to Peter Robb, from Martin Boyd to James Joyce, from Ring Lardner to Leo Tolstoy plus filmmakers Luis Bunuel and Federico Fellini. The interviews are close encounters with writers such as Saul Bellow, Tennesee Williams, Shirley Hazzard, Jorge Luis Borges, Tobias Wolf, Doris Lessing and Niccolo Ammaniti but also with filmmaker Sergio Leone, photographer Oliviero Toscani and painter Jeffery Smart. A Word in Edgeways combines cultural journalism, literary criticism, travel writing and brief lives. In all the items there is subtle insight, an eye for revealing detail and an appreciation of craft. They are preceded by the amusing, amazing tale of the confusion between Desmond O'Grady and his doppelganger and drawn together by reflections on the relations between oral story telling, writing and images. " Desmond O'Grady's art shines in the essay form and the interview as it does in his fiction. His vantage point in Rome, his travels in Europe and the United States, and his homecomings to Australia, give this collection an astonishing range. Lively but never lightweight, A Word in Edgeways shows O'Grady's discerning eye, and his gift for finding the unexpected even in those much celebrated figures about whom we thought there was nothing more to say" - Brenda Niall.

About Desmond O'Grady

Melbourne-born Desmond O'Grady is the author of 14 books of fiction and non-fiction. As well as writing from Italy for The Sydney Morning Herald and the Melbourne Age, he has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Commonweal, Irish Times, the London Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Spectator, The Tablet and London Magazine. He has lectured at universities in the United States, Australia and Europe and is the only Australian writer who has played cricket at Lords, tennis with Rod Laver and made a film with Claudia Cardinale.

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Author : Desmond O'Grady
Publisher : Connor Court Publishing
Data Published : 01 April 2010
ISBN : 1921421355
EAN : 9781921421358
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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