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Dickens was a landmark biography when first published in 1990. This specially edited shorter edition takes the reader into the life of one of the world's greatest writers.

Издательство: "Random House, Inc." (2002)

ISBN: 978-0-09-943709-3

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Ackroyd, Peter

▪ British author, biographer, critic and scholar
born Oct. 5, 1949, London, Eng.

      British novelist, critic, biographer, and scholar whose technically innovative novels present an unconventional view of history.

      Ackroyd graduated from the University of Cambridge (M.A., 1971) and then attended Yale University for two years. In 1973 he returned to England and worked as an editor for The Spectator. In 1986 he became the principal book reviewer for the Times (Times, The) of London.

      Ackroyd published several books, including two collections of absurdist poetry, a study of transvestism, and a biography, Ezra Pound and His World (1980; revised as Ezra Pound, 1987), before turning to fiction. His first novel, The Great Fire of London (1982), was followed by The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (1983), Hawksmoor (1985; winner of the Prix Goncourt and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award), Chatterton (1987), First Light (1989), English Music (1992), The House of Doctor Dee (1993), and The Trial of Elizabeth Cree: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders (1995). Ackroyd's later biographies include T.S. Eliot: A Life (1984), Dickens (1990), Blake (1995), and The Life of Thomas More (1998).

      In his book Notes for a New Culture: An Essay on Modernism (1976), Ackroyd attacked contemporary English literature and the literary establishment and dismissed conventional realistic fiction as no longer useful. His own novels reflect this position, integrating historical and modern settings to deliberately disrupt the conventions of historical fiction.

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Источник: Ackroyd, Peter

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  • DICKENS (C.) — Charles Dickens est, avec Shakespeare et Emily Brontë, l’un des très rares écrivains anglais qui jouissent d’une véritable popularité en France. Dans son pays natal, après avoit été adulé de son vivant, il connut l’inévitable éclipse qui suit… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dickens — ist der Name folgender Personen: Arthur Geoffrey Dickens (1910–2001), englischer Historiker Bill Dickens (* 1958), US amerikanischer Bassist, Songwriter und Musikproduzent Charles Dickens (1812–1870), englischer Schriftsteller Christopher Dickens …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dickens —   [ dɪkɪnz],    1) Charles, englischer Schriftsteller, * Portsmouth 7. 2. 1812, ✝ Gadshill Place (bei Rochester) 9. 6. 1870. Dickens stammte aus ärmlichen, aber bürgerlichen Verhältnissen. Er wurde 1827 Schreiber bei einem Rechtsanwalt, 1829… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Dickens — Dickens, IA U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 202 Housing Units (2000): 83 Land area (2000): 0.838376 sq. miles (2.171383 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.838376 sq. miles (2.171383 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • Dickens, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 332 Housing Units (2000): 163 Land area (2000): 0.976282 sq. miles (2.528558 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.976282 sq. miles (2.528558 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Dickens — Dick ens, n. or interj. [Perh. a contr. of the dim. devilkins.] The devil. [A vulgar euphemism.] [1913 Webster] I can not tell what the dickens his name is. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dickens — exclamation, 1590s, apparently a substitute for devil; probably altered from Dickon, nickname for RICHARD (Cf. Richard) and source of the surnames Dickens and Dickenson, but exact derivation and meaning are unknown …   Etymology dictionary

  • dickens — ► NOUN informal ▪ used to express annoyance or surprise when asking questions: what the dickens is going on? ORIGIN a euphemism for «devil» …   English terms dictionary

  • dickens — [dik′ənz] n. [prob. < Dickon, nickname for RICHARD1] [Old Brit. Slang] devil; deuce: used, with the, only in interjectional phrases, as a mild oath or exclamation of annoyance, surprise, or frustration [what the dickens is that about?] …   English World dictionary

  • Dickens — Dickens, Charles (pseudonym Boz), geb. 7. Febr. 1812 in Portsmouth, wurde in London u. Chatham erzogen u. trat als Gehülfe bei einem Advocaten in London in Dienste. Durch Selbstudium suchte er seine Kenntnisse zu erweitern u. sich eine tiefere… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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