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Portrait of an artist, as an old man 1st edition

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Portrait of an artist, as an old man by Joseph Heller. 1st edition. Published by Scribner. Hardback with dust jacket. In very good condition.
Imagine an author who has become a legend in his own lifetime - all because of the novel he wrote in the first flush of youth. Novelist Eugene Pota is a cultural icon of the twentieth century, struggling to write what will be the last novel of his career. But what to write about when, like so many noted authors before him, all of Pota's output since that first, landmark novel has been scrutinized and dissected - and found wanting? PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST, AS AN OLD MAN follows Pota's efforts to settle on a subject for his final work. In his search, Heller - through Pota - pays homage to his favourite authors and discusses the problems that have plagued so many writers whose later works failed to live up to the successes of their first: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, to name but a few. It is a rare and enthralling look into the artist's search for creativity, a search that comes at a point in life when impotence - both sexual and spiritual - has become a frustrating fact.

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Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Heller S
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22x13x2cm
Edition:
1st edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0743209079
ISBN-13:
9780743209076
Number of pages:
231
Publisher:
Scribner
Title:
Portrait of an artist, as an old man

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Portrait of an artist, as an old man by Joseph Heller. 1st edition. Published by Scribner. Hardback with dust jacket. In very good condition.
Imagine an author who has become a legend in his own lifetime - all because of the novel he wrote in the first flush of youth. Novelist Eugene Pota is a cultural icon of the twentieth century, struggling to write what will be the last novel of his career. But what to write about when, like so many noted authors before him, all of Pota's output since that first, landmark novel has been scrutinized and dissected - and found wanting? PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST, AS AN OLD MAN follows Pota's efforts to settle on a subject for his final work. In his search, Heller - through Pota - pays homage to his favourite authors and discusses the problems that have plagued so many writers whose later works failed to live up to the successes of their first: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, to name but a few. It is a rare and enthralling look into the artist's search for creativity, a search that comes at a point in life when impotence - both sexual and spiritual - has become a frustrating fact.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Heller S
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22x13x2cm
Edition:
1st edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0743209079
ISBN-13:
9780743209076
Number of pages:
231
Publisher:
Scribner
Title:
Portrait of an artist, as an old man

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