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David Lodge

Author of Small World

Includes the names: Davd Lodge, David Lodge, by David Lodge, Prof David Lodge

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Writing both literary criticism and novels, British author David Lodge has learned to practice what he teaches. A professor of Modern English literature, both his fiction and nonfiction have found a large readership in the United Kingdom and the United States. To maintain his dual approach to writing, Lodge has attempted to alternate a novel one year and a literary criticism the next throughout his career. Lodge's fiction has been described as good writing with a good laugh, and he is praised for his ability to treat serious subjects sardonically. This comic touch is evident in his first novel, "The Picturegoers" (1960) in which the conflict of Catholicism with sensual desire, a recurrent theme, is handled with wit and intelligence. "How Far Can You Go" (1980) released in United States as "Souls and Bodies" (1982) also examines sexual and religious evolution in a marvelously funny way. "Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses" (1975, 1979), based on Lodge's experience in Berkeley as a visiting professor, won the Hawthorne Prize and the Yorkshire Post fiction prize and solidified his reputation in America. Some of the author's other hilarious novels include "Nice Work" (1989), which Lodge adapted into an award-winning television series, and "Therapy" (1995), a sardonic look at mid-life crisis. Lodge's nonfiction includes a body of work begun in 1966 with "The Language of Fiction" and includes "The Art of Fiction: Illustrated from Classic and Modern Texts" (1992) and "The Practice of Writing: Essays, Lectures, Reviews and a Diary"(1996). In a unique approach, he often uses his own works for critical examination and tries to give prospective writers insights into the complex creative process. David John Lodge was born in London on January 28, 1935. He has a B.A. (1955) and M.A (1959) from University College, London and a Ph.D. (1967) and an Honorary Professorship (1987) from the University of Birmingham. Lodge is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. (Bowker Author Biography) David Lodge is the author of ten novels & a novella, including "Changing Places", "Small World" (shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1984), "Nice Work" (also shortlisted for the Booker), "Paradise News", "Therapy", &, most recently, "Home Truths". He is also the author of several works of literary criticism, including "The Art of Fiction" & "The Practice of Writing". He lives in Birmingham, England. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Small World 1,991 copies, 31 reviews
Changing Places 1,828 copies, 32 reviews
Nice Work 1,700 copies, 18 reviews
Therapy 1,320 copies, 17 reviews
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The Art of Fiction 1,109 copies, 14 reviews
Deaf Sentence 1,038 copies, 53 reviews
Paradise News 874 copies, 13 reviews
The British Museum is Falling Down 861 copies, 17 reviews
How Far Can You Go? 661 copies, 7 reviews
Author, Author 618 copies, 9 reviews
Home Truths 419 copies, 9 reviews
Out of the Shelter 360 copies, 5 reviews
A Man of Parts 355 copies, 18 reviews
Ginger, You're Barmy 230 copies, 1 review
The Picturegoers 199 copies, 2 reviews
Consciousness and the Novel 152 copies, 2 reviews
The Writing Game: A Comedy 36 copies, 1 review
Surprised by Summer 10 copies, 1 review
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One Fat Englishman (Introduction, some editions) 399 copies, 6 reviews
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (Contributor) 385 copies, 1 review
To the Hermitage (Biographical essay, some editions) 276 copies, 2 reviews
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Anthony Burgess and Modernity (Foreword) 3 copies
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David Lodge has 1 media appearance.

Guardian Book Club
The Guardian Books Podcast, Monday, January 16, 2012 at 0am
David Lodge discusses Small World.

The Guardian Book Club meets monthly to hear an author of national or international renown about his or her most successful book. The venue is the Guardian office in Kings Place, York Way, just to the north of Kings Cross station. the presenter is Professor John Mullan of University College London (timmaby)

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