- Title: A Moving Target
- Author: William Golding
- ISBN: 9780571118229
- Page: 161
- Format: Hardcover
A Moving Target is a collection of essays and lectures written by William Golding It was first published in 1982 by Faber and Faber but subsequent reprints included Golding s Nobel Prize lecture which he gave after being awarded the honour in 1983.The book is divided into the two sections of Places and Ideas.
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This collection was originally published in 1982, but after he received his Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983, Golding had his Stockholm speech appended to the volume for a re-publication in 1983.I started with the Nobel acceptance speech, the last essay/speech in the volume, which is composed of lectures re-worked and odd bits of writing he'd done for travel magazines, newspapers, and literary journals. The final essay, the Nobel speech, is a gem, and I was pleased to re-read it when I had tra [...]
Wonderful, nourishing, warming and inspiring, intelligent yet grounded, innovative and eloquent, mindful while earthly, this collection of essays varies wildly in subject but rarely in quality. A few drier pages, some repetition and a couple of other minor imperfections keep me from awarding 5 stars, but I do not mean that as such a detraction of merit as it comes across. I wish I could rate 4.5 stars, or even in smaller increments - for there truly is only the faintest discolouring at play here [...]
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