"This is a terrific series... The tone is authoritative but never dogmatic, while the style is enthusiastic and approachable" (The English Magazine, no.47 Winter 2002/3
"[McEwan] is this country's unrivalled literary giant" (Independent on Sunday
"One of our greatest living writers" (Herald
"McEwan's brilliance as a novelist lies in his ability to isolate discrete moments in life and invest them with incredible significance" (Observer
"McEwan is the kind of author who can say more in a sentence than most can say in a chapter" (Irish Times
This series provides readers of all kinds with an introduction to some of the most exciting works in contemporary literature. Includes: The Child in Time, Enduring Love
From the Author
Each Vintage Living Text starts with an interview with the author, conducted for the series. After that, the emphasis is on you, the reader, and on your developing response to the novel. This innovative approach retains the excitement of reading for oneself: this guide is definitely not for readers who like to be lectured or who want a substitute for reading the novels. If on the other hand you want a well-informed, accessible guide that will introduce you to an authors work, set it in context, and suggest lots of intelligent ways into the novels themselves then here it is.
About the Author
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have, between them, more than thirty years teaching experience at senior school and undergraduate level. Their association with Vintage - and with the Vintage authors - guarantees a series that is lively and informative and fun.