The Biographer's Tale: A Novel

The Biographer's Tale: A Novel

A. S. Byatt

From the award-winning writer of Possession comes an creative novel approximately love and literary sleuthing: a blinding fiction woven out of 1 man’s look for fact.

Here is the tale of Phineas G. Nanson, a disillusioned graduate scholar who makes a decision to flee the realm of postmodern literary thought and immerse himself within the messiness of “real existence” by means of writing a biography of a superb biographer. In a chain of adventures which are through turns highbrow and comedian, clinical and sensual, Phineas tracks his topic to the deserts of Africa and the maelstrom of the Arctic. alongside the best way he involves depend on girls, one in all whom could be the consultant he wishes out of the dizzying labyrinth of his examine and again into his personal lifestyles. A tantalizing yarn of detection and hope, The Biographer’s Tale is a provocative examine “truth” in biography and our perennial quest for simple task.

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