A Moving Target

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.
A Moving Target A Moving Target is a collection of essays and lectures written by William Golding It was first published in by Faber and Faber but subsequent reprints included Golding s Nobel Prize lecture which

  • Title: A Moving Target
  • Author: William Golding
  • ISBN: 9780571118229
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Hardcover
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    William Golding

    Sir William Gerald Golding was a British novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his 1954 novel Lord of the Flies Golding spent two years in Oxford focusing on sciences however, he changed his educational emphasis to English literature, especially Anglo Saxon.During World War II, he was part of the Royal Navy which he left five years later His bellic experience strongly influenced his future novels.Later, he became a teacher and focused on writing.Some of his influences are classical Greek literature, such as Euripides, and The Battle of Maldon, an Anglo Saxon oeuvre whose author is unknown.The attention given to Lord of the Flies, Golding s first novel, by college students in the 1950s and 1960s drove literary critics attention to it.He was awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage, the first book of the trilogy To the Ends of the Earth He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983 and was knighted in 1988.In 2008, The Times ranked Golding third on their list of The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

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    • Christian Schwoerke said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:36 AM

      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 [...]

    • Rachel said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:36 AM

      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 [...]

    • Mahadev Singh said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:36 AM

      great

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