Tom Stoppard: A Life (Hardback)
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Tom Stoppard: A Life (Hardback)

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Hardback 992 Pages / Published: 01/10/2020
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Both a pitch-perfect analysis of the great playwright’s body of work and a scintillating account of a remarkable life lived to its fullest, this biography of Tom Stoppard is another triumph for the incomparable skills of Hermione Lee.

The key book for all time on Tom Stoppard: the biography of our greatest living playwright, by one of the leading literary biographers in the English-speaking world, a star in her own right, Hermione Lee.

With unprecedented access to private papers, diaries, letters, and countless interviews with figures ranging from Felicity Kendal to John Boorman and Trevor Nunn to Steven Spielberg, Hermione Lee builds a metiucously researched portrait of one of our greatest playwrights.

Drawing on several years of long, exploratory conversations with Stoppard himself, it tracks his Czech origins and childhood in India to every school and home he's ever lived in, every piece of writing he's ever done, and every play and film he's ever worked on; but in the end this is the story of a complex, elusive and private man, which tells you an enormous amount about him but leaves you, also, with the fascinating mystery of his ultimate unknowability.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571314430
Number of pages: 992
Weight: 1330 g
Dimensions: 242 x 166 x 45 mm
Edition: Main

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“An Outstanding Biography”

We already know how good a biographer Hermione Lee is from her previous studies of Virginia Woolf and Edith Wharton, but she really excels herself in this new biography of playwright Tom Stoppard. It is a highly... More

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