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The Pritchett Century: A Selection of the Best by V. S. Pritchett

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"If, as they say, I am a Man of Letters, I come, like my fellows, at the tail-end of a long and once esteemed tradition in English and American writing. We have no captive audience. We do not teach. We write to be readable and to engage the interest of what Virginia Woolf called 'the common reader.'"
In a life that spanned almost the entire course of the twentieth century--
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Paperback, 736 pages
Published December 22nd 1998 by Modern Library (first published November 11th 1997)
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David
Oct 16, 2008 David marked it as own-but-not-yet-read
I bought this book from Amazon, which was a mistake. If I had had the opportunity to inspect it physically, I would have rejected it out of hand. Nothing to do with Sir Victor, but they have done something in this selection which I abhor, namely included excerpts of several of Pritchett's novels. I simply cannot understand the point of this, and it makes me terminally ill-disposed towards this volume.

If I want to read a novel, I procure a copy of the novel. This bastardization by excerpt has an
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Maureen
A life of writing: every single day, from his early 20s on, VS Pritchett embodied it. Fiction, journalism, travel writing, memoirs. A genuine person of letters, he was knighted for his work; it makes me sad to think it all may not last.
Whit Hodges
didn't finish it. got it for christmas and i consider it a waste of time. he can write okay, but he says nothing, and it all sounds so regal and refined. it's a low 2 stars for him.
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Victor Sawdon Pritchett was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, the first of four children of Walter Sawdon Pritchett and Beatrice Helena (née Martin). His father, a London businessman in financial difficulties, had come to Ipswich to start a shop selling newspapers and stationery. The business was struggling and the couple were lodging over a toyshop at 41 St Nicholas Street where Pritchett was born on 16 ...more
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