Headlong

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Product Details

Price
$20.00  $18.40
Publisher
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312267469
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About the Author

Michael Frayn is a celebrated British playwright and is also the author of eight novels (including Headlong and Spies) and three screenplays. He lives in London.

Reviews

"Rueful and amusing . . . Frayn is that rare writer who succeeds as both a novelist and a dramatist."--"Randy Cohen, The New York Times Book Review"
"Finely wrought and highly comical . . . a perfect introduction to a writer who likes to pull the rug out from under your feet while offering you the most seductive of smiles."--Michael Upchurch," Seattle Times"
"Exceedingly funny, both in event and in intellectual high jinx."--Katherine A.Powers, "The Boston Sunday Globe"
"Part detective story, part art history lesson, part cautionary tale, and entirely funny."--"The New Yorker"
"Frayn isn't stingy, even here, with the laughs, gleefully pricking holes in the overconfidence of academic art criticism. But just below the sugar powder you bite into his tough-minded essay on how history and individual human folly combine and conspire to manufacture art's 'message.'"--Judith Dunford, "Los Angeles Times Book Review"
"Delightful...this novel, deadpan hilarious and wonderfully written, is as effective a work of historical reconstruction as it is a comedy."--David Walton, "Philadelphia Inquirer"
""Headlong "offers an enthralling and refreshingly grown-up take on the alarming speed with which our morals shift to accommodate our desires, and on the lofty and low ways in which the great art of the past continues to affect us."--"Elle"

Rueful and amusing . . . Frayn is that rare writer who succeeds as both a novelist and a dramatist. "Randy Cohen, The New York Times Book Review"

Finely wrought and highly comical . . . a perfect introduction to a writer who likes to pull the rug out from under your feet while offering you the most seductive of smiles. "Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times"

Exceedingly funny, both in event and in intellectual high jinx. "Katherine A. Powers, The Boston Sunday Globe"

Part detective story, part art history lesson, part cautionary tale, and entirely funny. "The New Yorker"

Frayn isn't stingy, even here, with the laughs, gleefully pricking holes in the overconfidence of academic art criticism. But just below the sugar powder you bite into his tough-minded essay on how history and individual human folly combine and conspire to manufacture art's 'message.' "Judith Dunford, Los Angeles Times Book Review"

Delightful...this novel, deadpan hilarious and wonderfully written, is as effective a work of historical reconstruction as it is a comedy. "David Walton, Philadelphia Inquirer"

"Headlong "offers an enthralling and refreshingly grown-up take on the alarming speed with which our morals shift to accommodate our desires, and on the lofty and low ways in which the great art of the past continues to affect us. "Elle""

"Rueful and amusing . . . Frayn is that rare writer who succeeds as both a novelist and a dramatist." --Randy Cohen, The New York Times Book Review

"Finely wrought and highly comical . . . a perfect introduction to a writer who likes to pull the rug out from under your feet while offering you the most seductive of smiles." --Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times

"Exceedingly funny, both in event and in intellectual high jinx." --Katherine A. Powers, The Boston Sunday Globe

"Part detective story, part art history lesson, part cautionary tale, and entirely funny." --The New Yorker

"Frayn isn't stingy, even here, with the laughs, gleefully pricking holes in the overconfidence of academic art criticism. But just below the sugar powder you bite into his tough-minded essay on how history and individual human folly combine and conspire to manufacture art's 'message.'" --Judith Dunford, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Delightful...this novel, deadpan hilarious and wonderfully written, is as effective a work of historical reconstruction as it is a comedy." --David Walton, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Headlong offers an enthralling and refreshingly grown-up take on the alarming speed with which our morals shift to accommodate our desires, and on the lofty and low ways in which the great art of the past continues to affect us." --Elle