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The Journals : Volume I: 1949-1965 by John…

The Journals : Volume I: 1949-1965

by John Fowles

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Fowles is my favorite author, so this was a fascinating look at the genesis and antecedents of his first two books: The Collector and The Magus. His novels tend to revolve around the obsessive beginnings of love, and, until he married his first wife Elizabeth, his life did too. He met Elizabeth in Magus-like conditions while teaching at a boys' school in Greece, where she was his best friend's wife. His obsession with her went on for pages and pages, and made the journals most enjoyable. I'm looking forward to Volume II. ( )
  bobbieharv | Oct 27, 2008 |
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These disjoints are for my wives Elizabeth and Sarah.
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63 Fillebrook Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, 11 September 1949

This so dull life, mingled with hate and annoyance and pity.
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Commencing with his final year at Oxford, this first volume of John Fowles' journals chronicles the year he spent lecturing at a university in France; his experiences teaching on the Greek Island of Spetsai and his love afair there; his return to England and struggle to achieve literary success.… (more)

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