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Give Me Everything You Have By James Lasdun

Give Me Everything You Have
by James Lasdun

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A true story of obsessive love turning to obsessive hate. It chronicles the author's strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of a former student, a self-styled 'verbal terrorist', who began trying, in her words, to 'ruin him'.
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Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked by James Lasdun

A true story of obsessive love turning to obsessive hate, "Give Me Everything You Have" chronicles the author's strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of a former student, a self-styled 'verbal terrorist', who began trying, in her words, to 'ruin him'. Hate-mail - much of it violently anti-Semitic - online postings and public accusations of theft and sexual misconduct, have been her weapons of choice, and, as with more conventional terrorist weapons, have proved remarkably difficult to combat. James Lasdun's account, while terrifying, is told with compassion and humour, and brilliantly succeeds in turning a highly personal story into a profound meditation on subjects as varied as madness, race, Middle-Eastern politics, and the meaning of honour and reputation in the internet age.

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Give Me Everything You Have Reviews


"What is...most riveting about this strange and unsettling book is not the grim fascination of Lasdun's situation; it's the moral intelligence and intensity with which he examines it." -- Mark O'Connell Observer "Give Me Everything You Have is a reminder, as if any were needed, of how easily, since the arrival of the Internet, our peace can be troubled and our good name besmirched." -- J. M. Coetzee "James Lasdun's extraordinary tale of erotic obsession is so gripping...there is no greater narcotic than insanity combined with lust" -- Camilla Long Sunday Times "A riveting memoir... This must be the most informative, the most insightful, and the most beautifully written of any account from the victim's perspective of what has come to be called "cyberbullying"." -- Joyce Carol Oates "An extraordinarily odd and disturbing story... The poet in him is skilled at following tiny snags of thought into marvellous, rich mini-essays." -- Jenny Turner Guardian

About James Lasdun


James Lasdun was born in London and now lives in upstate New York. He has published two novels as well as several collections of short stories and poetry. His work has been adapted for film by Bernardo Bertolucci in Besieged and for the Sundance award-winning Sunday. He has been long-listed for the Booker Prize, shortlisted for the LA Times, T.S. Eliot and Forward prizes in poetry, and was the winner of the inaugural UK/BBC Short Story Prize. His non-fiction has been published in Harpers, Granta and the London Review of Books.

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GOR004688844
Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked by James Lasdun
James Lasdun
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2013-01-15
224
0224096621
9780224096621
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