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Author, Author

por David Lodge

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The story begins in December 1915, with dying author Henry James surrounded by his relatives and servants. Then it loops back to the 1880s, to chart the course of Henry's "middle years," focusing particularly on his friendship with genial Punch artist and illustrator George Du Maurier. By the end of the decade Henry is seriously worried by the failure of his books to "sell," and decides to try and achieve fame and fortune as a playwright. At the same time, Du Maurier, whose sight is failing, diversifies into writing novels. The consequences for both men are surprising, ironic, comic, and tragic.… (mais)
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    The Master por Colm Tóibín (cf66)
    cf66: un altra biografia romanzata di Henry James
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I didn't think I would like this book, because I don't have much interest in Henry James, but Lodge's writing is captivating. I became interested in James' trials in getting his work to be profitablly published and, in the case of his plays (who knew he wrote plays?) performed. The book starts with him on his deathbed, which of course is where it ends, but in between one gets to know a man who never deeply connected with anyone, but remains interesting. And there is much here about the life of a writer, and what it is like, particularly the reception of ones work, which informs the title. ( )
  lisahistory | Aug 23, 2019 |
Because Lodge's writing is rambling I found myself getting distracted and confused about what was happening when. Author, Author is a biography that focuses mainly on Henry James's relationships with Constance Fenimore Woolsen, the granddaughter of James Fenimore Cooper and with fellow author/friend George Du Maurier and the "horrible opening night" of his play "Guy Domville." The best part of the story was Henry's relationship with Constance Fenimore Woolsen (fondly known as Fenimore throughout the book). James struggles to have a relationship with her that is private yet meaningful. ( )
  SeriousGrace | Apr 23, 2013 |
This is probably a better than 3 star book, but it took me a while to get through it. It’s a little too long, and I’ve already read a couple of biographies of James, so I felt like I was covering same ground. Even thought this is fiction it seems to follow facts very closely, and is well written and interesting. ( )
  bongo_x | Apr 6, 2013 |
Dans son dernier roman, Pensées secrètes, l’écrivain Henry James apparaissait en filigrane. Dans celui-ci, il se tient au centre de la scène. L’histoire commence en décembre 1915, alors que Henry James meurt entouré de ses proches et de ses domestiques - puis recule pour lever le rideau sur les années 1880. Apparaissent alors George du Maurier, l’ami cher, artiste et illustrateur de métier et Constance Fenimore Woolson, écrivain américain avec qui James entretient des relations aussi étroites que platoniques. C’est à cette époque que Henry James décide, pour contrer le faible succès public de ses livres, de chercher la fortune et la renommée au théâtre. Il se lance dans l’écriture de pièces tandis que son ami George, dont la vue s’affaiblit, se met, lui, à écrire des romans. Les conséquences pour les deux hommes vont être tout à la fois comiques, tragiques, surprenantes et ironiques : tandis que Trilby , le roman de Georges, devient le best-seller du siècle au grand étonnement de l’auteur lui-même, Henry se voit hué le soir de la première de sa pièce Guy Domville. Grouillant de personnages campés d’un trait vif - certains d’entre eux célèbres, d’autres obscurs - L’auteur ! l’auteur ! offre le fascinant panorama d’une vie littéraire et théâtrale qui présage en bien des points l’actuelle confusion des genres entre l’art, le commerce et la publicité. Avec ce mélange d’humour britannique et de mélancolie douce qui est sa marque de fabrique, David Lodge dépeint surtout, à travers la figure captivante et mystérieuse de Henry James pour qui il éprouve une immense empathie, les obsessions, les espoirs, les rêves, les déceptions et les triomphes de ceux que l’on appelle les gens de plume. L’épigraphe du livre le résume à la perfection : « We work in the dark – we do what we can- we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art. »
  PierreYvesMERCIER | Feb 19, 2012 |
"Author, Author" is a fictionalization of the life of author Henry James, with particular attention to his years as a playwright. The book is well written, and assuming the specific details of his life were actually true (and the Lodge didn’t simply make them up), they flowed well within the narrative and never seemed forced or superfluous.

Unfortunately, I struggled to finish the book. Again, it was well written, and I typically love writings set in the late 19th century, but it failed to capture my full attention. Likely by biggest distraction is that I have never read anything by Henry James. As the book progresses, it become clear that certain events described earlier in the book end up being the plot devices for works he later writes. Since I didn’t know the works, I missed the build-up. As a result, I failed to see the point of the book for about the first half. Now the flipside of that, since I have no knowledge of his works, it was always a surprise to me when one was successful or a failure. It’s like reading about a war and not knowing who’s going to win.

The end of the book picked up, and I found a strong desire to see how it would end. But overall, it was a mediocre experience – possibly better enjoyed by someone with a more refined literary background than my own. ( )
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'We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what
we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our
task. The rest is the madness of art.'

     - Henry, James, 'The Middle Years'
Who was to be lucky and who to be rich,
Who'd get to the top of the tree ...

     - Felix Moscheles, In Bohemia with Du Maurier
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London, December 1915. In the master bedroom (never was the estate agent's epithet more appropriate) of Flat 21, Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, the distinguished author is dying - slowly, but surely.
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Only success would justify his setting aside the fine-pointed pen of the novelist to take up the cruder instrument of the playwright.
He shared Flaubert's mania for sentences, sentences that were perfectly balanced, intricately constructed, subtly cadenced, and as densely packed with meaning as a nut with meat.
[Henry James] changed into plus-fours and Norfolk jacket, put on a soft cap, and fetched his bike from the stables at the back of the hotel [in Rye, Sussex] where it was kept. Rather than entertain other guests by attempting to mount the machine on the carriage drive in full view of their windows and balconies, he wheeled it out of the hotel grounds and on to the Meadfoot Road. After one false start and a few alarming wobbles, he got the bike under way and pedalled stoutly.
It was a pleasant, sunny afternoon, with a light breeze from the south that, augmented by his movement through the air, stirred his beard and cooled his cheeks agreeably. As always he felt exhilarated by the surge of speed compared with mere walking. In a few minutes he had travelled half a mile. What a wonderful invention it was! So simple, and so ingenious. Why had it taken mankind so long to realise that, given a certain momentum, a human being could balance indefinitely on two wheels? The combination of Momentum and Balance was the secret – and one might draw an analogy here with the art of fiction: momentum was the onward drive of narrative, the raising of questions to which the audience desired to know the answers, and balance was the symmetry of structure, the elimination of the irrelevant, the repetition of motifs and symbols, the elegant variation of –
At this point in his reverie a very small perambulator suddenly rolled out of a side alley in front of him, pursued by a young woman and a little girl. He braked hard, his front wheel locked and skidded in some loose gravel on the road, the bicycle overturned and he tumbled to the ground. The woman – she appeared to be a nursemaid – helped him rise to his feet. The little girl, aged about five, looked on from the side of the road with round eyes and a pale face.
'Are you all right, sir?' the woman asked anxiously.
'I think so,' he said, feeling himself, and flexing his limbs. He had grazed his hand – the left one fortunately, not his writing hand – and he would have a fresh bruise tomorrow on his shin, but otherwise he seemed to be all right. He picked up his bicycle. The handlebar was twisted slightly on its axis, but the machine did not appear to be seriously damaged.
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The story begins in December 1915, with dying author Henry James surrounded by his relatives and servants. Then it loops back to the 1880s, to chart the course of Henry's "middle years," focusing particularly on his friendship with genial Punch artist and illustrator George Du Maurier. By the end of the decade Henry is seriously worried by the failure of his books to "sell," and decides to try and achieve fame and fortune as a playwright. At the same time, Du Maurier, whose sight is failing, diversifies into writing novels. The consequences for both men are surprising, ironic, comic, and tragic.

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