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The Gatekeeper By Terry Eagleton

The Gatekeeper by Terry Eagleton

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

Blending autobiography with moral, political and personal reflections, Eagleton recounts the most comic and moving moments of his life, connecting these episodes with thoughts of God, evil, suffering and tragedy.

The Gatekeeper Summary

The Gatekeeper: A Memoir by Terry Eagleton

This memoir blends autobiography with moral, political and cultural reflections. Thoughts about god, evil, suffering, death and tragedy are interwoven with comic or moving scenes from Eagleton's life: his bizarre experiences as a young altar server in a convent of enclosed nuns; his precarious career in 1960s Cambridge as one of the few working-class students among a set of public school boys; and his abortive experience of life in a seminary. Eagleton was brought up in Salford in a working-class Catholic family and is now Thomas Warton Professor of English at the University of Oxford. His book discloses the more personal, spiritual side of a well-known cultural thinker; mixing the serious with the hilarious, life with ideas, the personal with the political.

About Terry Eagleton

Leading literary theorist and critic. His CRITICAL THEORY has sold 3/4 million copies throughout the world; THE TRUTH ABOUT THE IRISH was a bestseller in Ireland in 1999. Described by Prince Charles as "that dreadful Terry Eagleton".

Additional information

GOR001264788
9780141005928
0141005920
The Gatekeeper: A Memoir by Terry Eagleton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-01-30
192
N/A
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