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Leon Garfield

Author: Roni Natov
Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994.
Series: Twayne's English authors series, TEAS 505.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through his historical novels, adventure stories, ghost stories, satires, fairy tales, and retellings of myths and legends, Leon Garfield consistently portrays the mystery of human identity, which he describes as "the only mystery one can unravel endlessly." In this first book-length study of the author of Smith (1967), The Apprentices (1976), John Diamond (1981), and The December Rose (1986), Roni Natov engagingly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Natov, Roni.
Leon Garfield.
New York : Twayne Publishers ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994
(OCoLC)624259236
Named Person: Leon Garfield; Leon Garfield; Leon Garfield
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roni Natov
ISBN: 0805770429 9780805770421
OCLC Number: 29256139
Description: xv, 144 pages : illustrations, [8] pages of plates ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Leon Garfield Speaks about His Life and Works --
Ch. 2. The Search for the Father: The Early Novels --
Ch. 3. The Ghost Stories: The Presentness of the Past --
Ch. 4. The Comedies: Satire and Parody --
Ch. 5. Historical Fiction: The Historical Moment and the Past as Paradigm --
Ch. 6. Myths, Fairy Tales, and Legends --
Ch. 7. The New Morality: The Salvation of the Individual and Society --
Ch. 8. The Search for the Father: The Later Novels.
Series Title: Twayne's English authors series, TEAS 505.
Responsibility: Roni Natov.

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Through his historical novels, adventure stories, ghost stories, satires, fairy tales, and retellings of myths and legends, Leon Garfield consistently portrays the mystery of human identity, which he describes as "the only mystery one can unravel endlessly." In this first book-length study of the author of Smith (1967), The Apprentices (1976), John Diamond (1981), and The December Rose (1986), Roni Natov engagingly chronicles the career of a natural storyteller, a man whose work is permeated with the theme of spiritual renewal.

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