Книга: Jonathan Coe «A Touch of Love»

A Touch of Love

Серия: "-"

Robin, a postgrad student in Coventry, has spent four and a half years not writing his thesis. He and his academic colleagues, united by pallor, social ineptitude and sexual inexperience, once spent hours discussing their theories, but they somehow never made it into print. Now his unfinished thesis languishes in a drawer, and Robin hides in his room, increasingly frightened by a world he doesn't understand. His friends have failed him and romance eludes him. His only outlet is his short stories, scribbled in notebooks and expressing his secret obsessions and frustrations. Then, when an unfortunate and embarassing incident in a public park lands him in serious trouble, Robin's life finally spirals out of control...

Издательство: "Penguin Group" (2010)

ISBN: 978-0-14-103331-0

Купить за 805 руб в My-shop

Другие книги автора:

КнигаОписаниеГодЦенаТип книги
The Closed CircleJonathan Coe’s previous novel, "The Rotters’ Club", was a novel of innocence: a nostalgic, humorous evocation of adolescent life in 1970s Britain." The Closed Circle" is its mirror image: a novel of… — Penguin Group, - Подробнее...2010805бумажная книга
The Accidental WomanFor Maria, nothing is certain. Her life is a chain of accidents. Friendship passes her by, and she's unimpressed by the devoted Ronny and his endless proposals of marriage. Maria lives in a world of… — Penguin Group, - Подробнее...2008805бумажная книга
A Touch of LoveRobin, a postgrad student in Coventry, has spent four and a half years not writing his thesis. Now it languishes in a drawer, and Robin hides in his room, increasingly frightened by a world he… — Penguin Books Ltd., (формат: 130x195, 240 стр.) Подробнее...2014949бумажная книга
The Rotters' ClubUnforgettably funny and painfully honest, Jonathan Coe's tale of Benjamin Trotter and his friends " coming of age during the 1970s is a heartfelt celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up… — Penguin Books Ltd., (формат: 125x200, 416 стр.) Подробнее...2014949бумажная книга
The Accidental WomanFor Maria, nothing is certain. Her life is a chain of accidents. Friendship passes her by, and she's unimpressed by the devoted Ronny and his endless proposals of marriage. Maria lives in a world of… — Penguin Books Ltd., (формат: 125x195, 176 стр.) Подробнее...20141049бумажная книга
Expo 58The World's Fair, Belgium, 1958. Freshly arrived is mild-mannered civil servant Thomas Foley, heir to ensure the British contribution - a pub called the Britannia - is no national embarrassment. But… — Penguin Books Ltd., (формат: 110x180, 288 стр.) Подробнее...2014609бумажная книга
A Touch of LoveRobin, a postgrad student in Coventry, has spent four and a half years not writing his thesis. He and his academic colleagues, united by pallor, social ineptitude and sexual inexperience, once spent… — Penguin Group, Подробнее...20101041бумажная книга
The Accidental WomanFor Maria, nothing is certain. Her life is a chain of accidents. Friendship passes her by, and she`s unimpressed by the devoted Ronny and his endless proposals of marriage. Maria lives in a world of… — Penguin Group, Подробнее...20081041бумажная книга
Number 11Childhood friends Rachel and Alison are about to go on a journey into the strange, surreal heart of Britain in the early years of our new century. Helplessly swept along on tides they can no more… — Penguin Books Ltd., (формат: 110x180, 384 стр.) Подробнее...2016847бумажная книга
The Closed CircleJonathan Coe s previous novel,`The Rotters Club`, was a novel of innocence: a nostalgic, humorous evocation of adolescent life in 1970s Britain.`The Closed Circle`is its mirror image: a novel of… — Penguin Books Ltd., Подробнее...20081041бумажная книга
The House of SleepSarah is a narcoleptic who has dreams so vivid she mistakes them for real events; Robert has had his life changed for ever by the misunderstandings arising from her condition; Terry, the insomniac… — Penguin Books Ltd., (формат: 130x195, 352 стр.) Подробнее...20141096бумажная книга

Jonathan Coe

Infobox Writer
name = Jonathan Coe



caption = At Humber Mouth Festival on 19 June 2006
pseudonym =
birthdate = birth date and age|1961|8|19|df=y
birthplace = Birmingham, England
deathdate =
deathplace =
occupation = Novelist
nationality = British
period = 1987-present
genre = Satire
subject =
movement =
notableworks=
influences =
influenced =
website =
footnotes =

Jonathan Coe, born 19 August 1961 in Birmingham, is a British novelist and writer. His work usually has an underlying preoccupation with political issues, although this is often expressed seriously in the form of satire. For example, "What a Carve Up!" reworked the plot of an old 1960s spoof horror film of the same name, in the light of the 'carve up' of the UK's resources which some felt was carried out by Margaret Thatcher's right wing Conservative governments of the 1980s. He studied at King Edward's School, Birmingham and Trinity College, Cambridge, before teaching at the University of Warwick. In July 2006 Coe was given an honorary degree by The University of Birmingham.

Both "What a Carve Up!" and "The Rotters' Club" have been adapted as drama serials for BBC Radio 4; "The Rotters' Club" (which was set in a very lightly fictionalised version of his old school in the 1970s King Edward's School, Birmingham) was also adapted for television and broadcast on BBC Two. "The Dwarves of Death" was filmed as "Five Seconds to Spare".

In a recent article ["My last conversation with Aung San Suu Kyi" by John Pilger, 3 Oct 2007, [http://www.johnpilger.com/page.asp?partid=456] ] , British journalist John Pilger mentions sending a copy of "What a Carve Up!" to the imprisoned Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Musical collaborations

Music is a constant thread in Coe's oeuvre, and he tried to find a record label as a performer before he became a published novelist. He had to wait until 2001 to make his first appearance on a record with "9th & 13th" (Tricatel, 2001), a collection of readings of his own writings set to music by jazz pianist/double bass player Danny Manners and indiepop 'cult' artist Louis Philippe.

In particular, Coe is a lifelong fan of Canterbury progressive rock. His novel "The Rotters' Club" is name after an album by Hatfield and the North. He's contributed to the liner notes for that band's archival release "Hatwise Choice". [ [http://www.hatfieldandthenorth.co.uk/ Hatfield and the North website] ] He recently said: "I'd love to find a pianist to collaborate with - maybe Alex Maguire, who is now playing with the reformed line-up of Hatfield and the North". Coe has also collaborated with flautist Theo Travis.

Novels

*"The Accidental Woman" Duckworth, 1987
*"A Touch of Love" Duckworth, 1989
*"The Dwarves of Death" Fourth Estate, 1990
*"What a Carve Up!" or "The Winshaw Legacy" Viking, 1994 (winner of the 1994 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize)
*"The House of Sleep" Viking, 1997 (winner of the Prix Médicis)
*"The Rotters' Club" Viking, 2001 (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize).
*"The Closed Circle" Viking, 2004
*"The Rain Before It Falls" Viking, 2007

Non-fiction

* "Humphrey Bogart: Take It and Like It" Bloomsbury, 1991, a biography of Humphrey Bogart
*"James Stewart: Leading Man" Bloomsbury, 1994, a James Stewart biography
*"Like a Fiery Elephant: The Story of B. S. Johnson" Picador, 2004 (winner of the 2005 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction)

References

External links

* [http://www.threemonkeysonline.com/threemon_article_jonathan_coe_closed_circle_interview.htm Closing the Circle: Jonathan Coe In Interview]
* [http://palimpsest.org.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=698 Online discussion about Jonathan Coe and B.S. Johnson]
* [http://www.nplusonemag.com/england.html "Letter from England: A Blairite Novel"] Review of Coe's "The Closed Circle" in "n+1" magazine.
*
* [http://www.tv-radio.com/ondemand/france_culture/BIBLIOTHEQUE/BIBLIOTHEQUE20060826.ram A one-hour interview] about his writing (France-Culture, Bibliothèque étrangère, Francesca Isidori)
* [http://www.bbk.ac.uk/mir/issue1/j_coe_intro.html Jonathan Coe on Writing]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/bookclub/ram/bookclub_20070401.ram Audio Podcast on BBC4's Bookclub]
* [http://www.bbk.ac.uk/writloud/Writers.htm#C Jonathan Coe reading from "The Rain Before It Fall" at writLOUD]

Persondata
NAME= Coe, Jonathan
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=
SHORT DESCRIPTION= English novelist
DATE OF BIRTH= 19 August 1961
PLACE OF BIRTH= Birmingham, UK
DATE OF DEATH=
PLACE OF DEATH=

Источник: Jonathan Coe

См. также в других словарях:

  • Touch of Love — Infobox Album Name = Touch of Love Type = studio Artist = Twins Released = start date|2003|4 Recorded = Genre = Cantopop Length = Label = Emperor Entertainment Group Producer = Reviews = Last album = Amazing Album (2002) This album = Touch of… …   Wikipedia

  • A Touch of Love — Para el drama británico de 1969, véase A Touch of Love (película de 1969). A Touch of Love Título A Touch of Love Ficha técnica Dirección Tom Ricketts Reparto …   Wikipedia Español

  • A Touch of Love — Infobox Film name = A Touch of Love image size = caption = director = Tom Ricketts producer = writer = narrator = starring = Charlotte Burton Jack Richardson Vivian Rich Harry von Meter music = cinematography = editing = distributor = Mutual Film …   Wikipedia

  • Love Is Gone — Single par David Guetta extrait de l’album Pop Life Face A Love Is Gone [Original Mix] Face B Love Is Gone …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Touch — Touch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Touched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Touching}.] [F. toucher, OF. touchier, tuchier; of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. zucchen, zukken, to twitch, pluck, draw, G. zukken, zukken, v. intens. fr. OHG. ziohan to draw, G. ziehen, akin to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Love Don't Let Me Go — Single par David Guetta featuring Chris Willis extrait de l’album Just A Little More Love Face A 1. Love, Don t Let Me Go (Radio edit) 3:39 Face B 2. Love, Don t Let Me Go (Main Mix) 7:25 Sortie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Love Is Gone — «Love Is Gone» Sencillo de David Guetta con Chris Willis Joachim Garraud del álbum Pop Life Lado A Love Is Gone [Original Mix] Lado B Love Is Gone [Fred Rister Joachim Garraud Radio Edit Rmx] Formato …   Wikipedia Español

  • Love Don’t Let Me Go (Walking Away) — «Love Don t Let Me Go (Walking Away)» …   Википедия

  • Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away) — Single par David Guetta vs. The Egg extrait de l’album Pop Life Face A 1. Love, Don t Let Me Go (Walking Away) 3:18 Face B 2. The Egg Walking Away (Tocadisco s Acid Walk Mix) 3:48 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Love Again (Sharon Sheeley song) — Infobox Single Name =Love Again Cover size = Caption = Artist =Eddie Cochran from Album = A side = B side = Summertime Blues Released =June 11, 1958 Format =7 45rpm Recorded = Genre = Length = Label =Liberty Records 55144 Writer =Sharon Sheeley… …   Wikipedia

  • Touch (manga) — Touch Vol.14 of the Touch bunkoban タッチ (Tatchi) Genre …   Wikipedia


Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»