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My Father's Fortune: A Life - Frayn, Michael
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2011, ISBN: 080509377X

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[EAN: 9780805093773], [PU: Metropolitan Books], This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Winner of the PEN/Ackerley Prize "Compelling. Beautiful writing. With a dramatist's sure touch, Frayn introduces a ticking hand grenade on page 107 that may have you saying to yourself: 'Oh. My. God.'" The New York Times Book Review "What a lovely tribute. Funny when it needs to be, touching when it needs to be, and cast in smooth, beguiling prose." Washington Post "Beautifully rendered and seriously funny." Boston Globe "A beautifully written portrait of a vanished way of life and a fondly humorous, very affecting work of homage and love." Salon "A wry, unsentimental, but deeply felt family history. The narrative turns wistful as it surveys the gulfof temperament, circumstance, and classthat opens between father and son as the author pursues an academic and literary life." The New Yorker "Endearing. Part of the fortune of the book's title is the gift of storytelling. It is because of this inheritance that we have Frayn's brilliant body of workwhich now, thankfully, includes this accomplished memoir." Time Out New York "Engrossing. This finely detailed remembrance displays subtle wit and powers of perception that magnify every nook and cranny of ordinary life into something extraordinary." Kirkus Reviews "Exquisitely written. Frayn's thoughtful, obsessive, darkly funny exegesis of his father's life is a heroic recreation of a vanished world." Maclean's (Canada) "After the brilliant playsboth comic and cerebraland the subtle novels, one of our best contemporary writers has made the family memoir his own. Not a line, still less a thought, is stale or predictable." The Daily Telegraph (UK) "Genuinely delving, yet decently guarded, My Father's Fortune is often very funny and soaked in a wistful sort of melancholy that deepens into a compelling sadness. Frayn has written books that make a bigger bang, but none that is so touching." The Guardian (UK) "Ranging from comic star turns to passages of piercingly lucid melancholy, My Father's Fortune adroitly modulates between humor and tragedy, ruefulness and celebration, intellectual keenness and elegiac depths of feeling. A writer who has long been one of our most engrossingly inquiring minds, Frayn has never written with more searching brilliance than in this quest for his past." The Sunday Times (UK) "Frayn at his very best." The Observer (UK) "Often funny, sometimes painful, but always exquisitely well written, My Father's Fortune reveals the extraordinariness that can lurk in even the most ordinary of lives." The Sunday Telegraph (UK) "Entrancing. Forever alert to the inner processes of art and mind, Frayn from time to time nips backstage to show how the memoir machinery works. Yet this keen self-awareness never compromises the deep poignancyand the rich comedyof the story he has to tell. As always, that's part of the trick of it for Frayn." The Independent (UK)

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[EAN: 9780805093773], Neubuch, [PU: Metropolitan Books], Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Winner of the PEN/Ackerley Prize "Compelling. Beautiful writing. With a dramatist's sure touch, Frayn introduces a ticking hand grenade on page 107 that may have you saying to yourself: 'Oh. My. God.'" The New York Times Book Review "What a lovely tribute. Funny when it needs to be, touching when it needs to be, and cast in smooth, beguiling prose." Washington Post "Beautifully rendered and seriously funny." Boston Globe "A beautifully written portrait of a vanished way of life and a fondly humorous, very affecting work of homage and love." Salon "A wry, unsentimental, but deeply felt family history. The narrative turns wistful as it surveys the gulfof temperament, circumstance, and classthat opens between father and son as the author pursues an academic and literary life." The New Yorker "Endearing. Part of the fortune of the book's title is the gift of storytelling. It is because of this inheritance that we have Frayn's brilliant body of workwhich now, thankfully, includes this accomplished memoir." Time Out New York "Engrossing. This finely detailed remembrance displays subtle wit and powers of perception that magnify every nook and cranny of ordinary life into something extraordinary." Kirkus Reviews "Exquisitely written. Frayn's thoughtful, obsessive, darkly funny exegesis of his father's life is a heroic recreation of a vanished world." Maclean's (Canada) "After the brilliant playsboth comic and cerebraland the subtle novels, one of our best contemporary writers has made the family memoir his own. Not a line, still less a thought, is stale or predictable." The Daily Telegraph (UK) "Genuinely delving, yet decently guarded, My Father's Fortune is often very funny and soaked in a wistful sort of melancholy that deepens into a compelling sadness. Frayn has written books that make a bigger bang, but none that is so touching." The Guardian (UK) "Ranging from comic star turns to passages of piercingly lucid melancholy, My Father's Fortune adroitly modulates between humor and tragedy, ruefulness and celebration, intellectual keenness and elegiac depths of feeling. A writer who has long been one of our most engrossingly inquiring minds, Frayn has never written with more searching brilliance than in this quest for his past." The Sunday Times (UK) "Frayn at his very best." The Observer (UK) "Often funny, sometimes painful, but always exquisitely well written, My Father's Fortune reveals the extraordinariness that can lurk in even the most ordinary of lives." The Sunday Telegraph (UK) "Entrancing. Forever alert to the inner processes of art and mind, Frayn from time to time nips backstage to show how the memoir machinery works. Yet this keen self-awareness never compromises the deep poignancyand the rich comedyof the story he has to tell. As always, that's part of the trick of it for Frayn." The Independent (UK)

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For the first time, Michael Frayn, the "master of what is seriously funny,"* turns his humor and narrative genius on his own family's story, to re-create the world that made him who he is Whether he is deliriously funny or philosophically profound, as a novelist and a playwright Michael Frayn has concerned himself with the ordinary life lived by erring humans, which is always more extraordinary than people think. In My Father's Fortune, Frayn reveals the original exemplar of the extraordinary-ordinary life: his father, Tom Frayn.A clever lad, a roofing salesman with a winning smile and a racetrack vocabulary, Tom Frayn emerged undaunted from a childhood spent in two rooms with six other people, all of them deaf. And undaunted he stayed, through German rockets, feckless in-laws, and his own increasing deafness; through the setback of a son as bafflingly slow-witted as the father was quick on his feet; through the shockingly sudden tragedy that darkened his life. Tom Frayn left his son little more than three watches and two ink-and-wash prints. But the true fortune he passed on was the great humor and spirit revealed in this beguiling memoir.* Anthony Burgess arts and literature,authors,biographical,biographies,biographies and history,biography and history,literary criticism,literary criticism and collections,memoirs Biographies, Metropolitan Books

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My Father's Fortune: A Life
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Frayn, Michael

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My Father's Fortune: A Life

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9780805093773

For the first time, novelist and playwright Frayn, the "master of what is seriously funny," (Anthony Burgess) turns his humor and narrative genius on his own family's story, to re-create the world that made him who he is.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780805093773
ISBN (ISBN-10): 080509377X
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2011
Publisher: HENRY HOLT
273 Pages
Weight: 0,405 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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