David Lodge is Honorary Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Birmingham, where he taught from 1960 until 1987, when he became a full-time writer. He is well-known as a novelist, and has also written screenplays and stageplays. He edited "2oth Century Literary Criticism "(Longman, 1972) which has become a companion volume to "Modern Criticism and Theory."
Nigel Wood is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature at De Montfort University.
In David Lodge's last novel, Thinks... the novelist Henry James was invisibly present in quotation and allusion. In Author, Author he is centre stage, sometimes literally.
The story begins in December 1915, with the dying author surrounded by his relativ...[SEE MORE]