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Forgotten Man : The Life and Death of John Lodwick (Hardcover) (Geoffrey Elliott)
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John Lodwick (1916-1959) was one of the great novelists of the early twentieth century. Yet his novels, and indeed his own extraordinary life story, have been virtually lost to the mists of time. Geoffrey Elliott here, for the first time, pieces together Lodwick's eventful life, from his youth in Ireland, to his wartime experiences in the SOE and Special Boat Service, his subsequent literary career and his untimely death in a car crash in Spain at the age of just 43. Initially acclaimed by Somerset Maugham and Anthony Burgess, soon after his death Lodwick's novels fell out of fashion and they have largely remained out-of-print since. Elliott makes the case for a revival in the fortunes of this singular English novelist, in a biography which sheds new light on the early twentieth century literary scene, the surrealist art world and the real-life experiences of World War II.
Number of Pages: 248
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd
Author: Geoffrey Elliott
Street Date: August 29, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-5721
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