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"Tom Stoppard is a towering and beloved literary figure. Known for his dizzying narrative inventiveness and intense attention to language, he deftly deploys art, science, history, politics, and philosophy in works that span a remarkable spectrum of literary genres: theater, radio, film, TV, journalism, and fiction. His most acclaimed creations--Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Real Thing, Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Shakespeare in Love--remain as fresh and moving as when they dazzled their first audiences. Stoppard's life, too, is fascinating: born in Czechoslovakia, he escaped the Nazis with his mother and spent his early years in Singapore and India before arriving in England at age eight. Skipping university, he embarked on a brilliant career, becoming close friends over the years with an astonishing array of writers, actors, directors, musicians, and political figures, from Peter O'Toole, Harold Pinter, and Stephen Spielberg to Mick Jagger and Vaclav Havel. Having long described himself as a "bounced Czech," Stoppard was surprised to learn late in life of his Jewish family and the relatives he lost to the Holocaust, secrets his mother had kept from him."
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Hood River County Library 921 STOPPARD 2021 (Text) 33892100726547 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/09/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451493231
  • ISBN: 0451493222
  • ISBN: 9780451493224
  • Physical Description: x, 872 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note: "This is a Borzoi book" -- title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: First acts -- In transit -- Englishness -- The newcomer -- Brennus -- Walking on water -- On the scene -- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead -- Success -- Miriam -- 'Tom Stoppard doesn't know' -- Acrobatics -- The home team -- Travesties -- Terra firma -- Prisoners of conscience -- The fourth estate -- Undiscovered countries -- The real thing -- Crossing -- Doubles -- Script doctor -- Changing states -- Arcadia -- Mother and son -- Reinventions -- The scar of time -- Sir Tom, OM -- Utopia -- Commitments and engagements -- Rock 'n' roll -- Parade's end -- Circumspice -- The eightieth year -- A charmed life.
Summary, etc.: "Tom Stoppard is a towering and beloved literary figure. Known for his dizzying narrative inventiveness and intense attention to language, he deftly deploys art, science, history, politics, and philosophy in works that span a remarkable spectrum of literary genres: theater, radio, film, TV, journalism, and fiction. His most acclaimed creations--Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Real Thing, Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Shakespeare in Love--remain as fresh and moving as when they dazzled their first audiences. Stoppard's life, too, is fascinating: born in Czechoslovakia, he escaped the Nazis with his mother and spent his early years in Singapore and India before arriving in England at age eight. Skipping university, he embarked on a brilliant career, becoming close friends over the years with an astonishing array of writers, actors, directors, musicians, and political figures, from Peter O'Toole, Harold Pinter, and Stephen Spielberg to Mick Jagger and Vaclav Havel. Having long described himself as a "bounced Czech," Stoppard was surprised to learn late in life of his Jewish family and the relatives he lost to the Holocaust, secrets his mother had kept from him."
Subject: Dramatists, English 20th century Biography
Authors, English 20th century Biography
Stoppard, Tom
Genre: Biographies.
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