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Secret Thoughts By David Lodge

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Helen Reed, a novelist in her early forties, still grieving for her husband who died suddenly a year before, is a visiting teacher of creative writing at a university where Ralph Messenger, a cognitive scientist with a special interest in Artificial Intelligence and an incorrigible womaniser, is director of a prestigious research institute.

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Secret Thoughts by David Lodge

Helen Reed, a novelist in her early forties, still grieving for her husband who died suddenly a year before, is a visiting teacher of creative writing at a university where Ralph Messenger, a cognitive scientist with a special interest in Artificial Intelligence and an incorrigible womaniser, is director of a prestigious research institute. He is an atheist and a materialist; she is a Catholic who has lost her faith but still yearns for the consolations of religion. Ralph is attracted to Helen and she, in spite of her principles, to him. They argue about the nature of human consciousness, and the different ways it is examined in science and literature, as she resists with weakening resolution Ralph's efforts to seduce her. David Lodge has distilled the story of his acclaimed novel Thinks... to create a witty and absorbing drama about a moral, emotional and intellectual struggle between two exceptional people.

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"Masterly... The story of an argumentative, and erotic, campus encounter between a philandering cognitive scientist and a recently bereaved novelist... an impassioned intellectual and emotional duel" -- Michael Billington * Guardian *
"On THINKS: "David Lodge yokes together two warhorses, the campus novel and the novel of adultery, and uses them to pull an old debate - the rival claims of science and art - to tell the truth about life" -- Adam Mars-Jones * Observer *
"Lodge's wit... like that of Wodehouse, froths around and out of characters" * Spectator *
"One of the leading comic writers of his generation" * Guardian *

About David Lodge


David Lodge (CBE)'s novels include Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work (shortlisted for the Booker) and, most recently, A Man of Parts. He has also written plays and screenplays, and several books of literary criticism. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages. He is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Birmingham, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and is a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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GOR003874853
Secret Thoughts by David Lodge
David Lodge
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2011-05-05
96
1846555531
9781846555534
N/A
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