Sunday, January 28, 2007

Happy Birthday, David Lodge

David Lodge: "Born in South London on 28 January 1935, Professor David Lodge is a graduate and Honorary Fellow of University College London. He is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, where he taught from 1960 until 1987, when he retired to write full-time. He was Harkness Fellow in the United States (1964-5), Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (1969) and Henfield Creative Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia (1977). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was Chairman of the Judges for the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1989. He is the author of numerous works of literary criticism, mainly about the English and American novel, and literary theory. He is the author of The Art of Fiction (1992), a collection of short articles first published in the Independent on Sunday."

Lodge is the author of one of my favorite novels of the academic life,
Small World. Check it out.


Victor Gischler said...

I also like his academic novel The British Museum is Falling Down. Good stuff.


Unknown said...

Yeah, and Pistol Poets ain't bad, either. But then that's not by David Lodge.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Absolutely adore all of them, esp. British Museum and Changing Places. I felt so bad when his book on Henry James got derailed by the Colm Toibin book. What bad luck!

Unknown said...

I suppose you've read his book about the experience with the James book.

Cap'n Bob said...

At first I thought it said David Dodge. Very bewildering.