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The Paper Men by William Golding, Andrew Martin
  

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This complex literary comedy, with more than a hint of Golding himself behind the character of Barclay, is about a the fading success of one author and the single minded dogged determination of another to be his official biographer what ever the cost. The Paper Men has an introduction from journalist and novelist Andrew Martin.

These William Golding books have been re-published, with new covers and introductions from current authors, as part of the ongoing events marking the centenary of Golding’s birth in 1911.

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The Paper Men by William Golding, Andrew Martin

Fame, success, fortune, a drink problem slipping over the edge into alcoholism, a dead marriage, the incurable itches of middle-aged lust. For Wilfred Barclay, novelist, the final unbearable irritation is Professor Rick L. Tucker, implacable in his determination to become The Barclay Man. Locked in a lethal relationship they stumble across Europe, shedding wives, self-respect and illusions. The climax of their odyssey, when it comes, is as inevitable as it is unexpected.

About the Author

William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911 and was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. Before he became a schoolmaster he was an actor, a lecturer, a small-boat sailor and a musician. His first novel, Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954. He won the Booker Prize for his novel Rites of Passage in 1980, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. He was knighted in 1988. He died at his home in the summer of 1993.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th November 2013

Author

William Golding, Andrew Martin

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Author's Website

www.andrewmartin.co.uk/
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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780571298488

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