Stepping Westward

Malcolm Bradbury

James Walker, like so many British writers, sets off for the heartland of America to reinvigorate himself. Unfortunately this is still the age of McCarthyism. He also discovers that besides being the home of Benedict Arnold University – Take a BA at BA – the town of Party is famous for its annual rodeo competition. Throwing himself into the swing of things, he embarks on two affairs and an uninhibited performance that justify the sixties its nickname . . .

Stepping Westward does for the sixties what David Lodge’s Changing Places did for the seventies.

‘Highly entertaining’ Margaret Drabble, Sunday Times

‘Malcolm Bradbury is a satirist of great assurance and accomplishment’ Observer

‘A wealth of comic invention, a whole series of crazy surprises, and scene after scene that is utterly hilarious’ Listener

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978144720561601
Published: 27/06/2012

Malcolm Bradbury

Malcolm Bradbury

 

<p style="\&quot;margin-top:" 0\"="">Malcolm Bradbury was a well-known novelist, critic and academic. He co-founded the famous creative writing department at the University of East Anglia, whose students have included Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro. His novels are Eating People is Wrong (1959); Stepping Westward (1965); The History Man (1975), which won the Royal Society of Literature Heinemann Prize; Rates of Exchange (1983), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Cuts (1987); Doctor Criminale (1992); and To the Hermitage (2000). He wrote several works of non-fiction, humour and satire, including Who Do You Think You Are? (1976), All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go (1982) and Why Come to Slaka? (1991). He was an active journalist and a leading television writer, responsible for the adaptations of Porterhouse Blue, Cold Comfort Farm and many TV plays and episodes of Inspector Morse, A Touch of Frost, Kavanagh QC and Dalziel and Pascoe. He was awarded a knighthood in 2000 for services to literature and died later the same year.

 

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