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Stepping Westward Paperback – 13 Sep 2012

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Picador (13 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1447222806
  • ISBN-13: 978-1447222804
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 283,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘A satirist of great assurance and accomplishment.’ Observer

‘Highly entertaining’ Margaret Drabble

About the Author

Malcolm Bradbury was a well-known novelist, critic and academic, and founder of the creative writing department at the University of East Anglia. He was the author of seven novels, including The History Man and Rates of Exchange, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He was awarded a knighthood in 2000 and died the same year.

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An interesting novel which somehow included aspects of other authors who have written about university life both here and in The USA including Malcolm Bradbury himself, David Lodge, Tom Sharpe, and I suppose a bit of Mr Bean i.e. they did not get what they bargained for.
The novel concerns James Walker who becomes a writer in residence at a western university in America, and his general crisis of conscience that this event sets off. The time situation is interesting in that it is set in the Americas of the 50's and 60's,Britain followed their trends later.
It was quite enjoyable, but at times I found myself rather bogged down in some of the discussions, and at times did not quite know where they were taking me. The characterisations in the novel are quite strong, the manipulative Bernard Froehlich, the rather wishy-washy James Walker, and the two characters Iliked the most were President Coolidge and Harris Bourbon for their ability to sit on the fence.
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