The Living Novel by V.S. Pritchett
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London. Chatto and Windus. 1966. New Edition. Hardcover, clothbound w. typographic dust jacket. Book condition: Fine, minor shelf wear & bottom of pg. 37 a bit torn & folded. Jacket condition: Fine, minor shelf wear. 260pp. (ill. in b/w).
Regarded as one of the finest English short story writers of the 20th century, V.S. Pritchett's criticism is marked by the same pace and stylistic mastery as his narrative work. Here are 32 essays concerned primarily with English novels, as well as some from the French, Italian, and Russian canons. This is a subjective exploration, rather than a strictly structured collection that deals with the theme of the author's own inquiry into what makes a great novel. This tone of personal curiosity and pleasure is what makes Pritchett's criticism stand out as a rare, truly enjoyable reading experience.