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John Carey is Emeritus Merton Professor of English at Oxford University, a distinguished critic, reviewer and broadcaster, and the author of many books, including studies of Donne, Dickens and Thackeray. His guide to twentieth century literature, Pure Pleasure, was described by James Wood in the London Review of Books as 'likeable, wise and often right . . . One feels an attractive sense of partisanship in Carey's writing, an alliance with the ordinary, the plain spoken, the unlettered, the sympathetic and the humane. Carey writes with an Orwellian attention to decency'. His celebrated polemic What Good are the Arts? provoked much debate and discussion in 2005. He has been a regular critic on BBC2's Newsnight Review, and is also the editor of the best-selling anthologies The Faber Book of Reportage, The Faber Book of Science and The Faber Book of Utopias.

Featured Books, with extracts, by John Carey

The Unexpected Professor An Oxford Life in Books by John Carey
The Unexpected Professor An Oxford Life in Books
John Carey
A child of the Blitz, an evacuee sent to a rural village, John Carey looks back on life as an Oxford Literature Professor and long-time Sunday Times book reviewer sharing his enduring love of books and reading. Like for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies by John Carey
William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies
John Carey
Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography 2010. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 3 December 2009. A detailed and fascinating biography of the author of Lord of the Flies. In...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/09/2010
William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies by John Carey
William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies
John Carey
Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography 2010. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 3 December 2009. A detailed and fascinating biography of the author of Lord of the Flies. In this biography...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2009

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www.johncarey.org/blog/

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