Book List in Order:17 titles

  • This final volume from the great novelist and critic "is essential reading for all admirers of Malcolm Bradbury and, for those who don't know his work, an invaluable sampler of his worldly-wise humor and satirical wit."  —IndependentWhen Sir Malco...


  • To the Hermitage tells two tales: a contemporary story of our narrator, a novelist, who has been invited to Stockholm and then to Russia to take part in what is enigmatically referred to as the Diderot Project, and one set two hundred years earlier i...


  • In seven short stories, Malcolm Bradbury takes a subtly ironic look at a variety of targets, American academics, provincial Britain, the aspirations of social workers, psychologists and the well-intentioned....


  • In his brilliant first novel Malcolm Bradbury tilts gaily at the liberal pose and extracts a mass of fun from the provincial university where the story is set. The denizens of the English Department leave us gasping. Here is sensitive Mr. Eborebelosa...


  • Set in Watermouth University, this is the story of Barbara and Howard Kirk, their very modern marriage and their equally radical politics. It captures the complexities of academic life, from tedious meetings and work-place machinations, to corruption...



  • An account of the development of the British novel in the 20th century, and a companion volume to the author's "The Modern American Novel". The various main lines are laid out, and the book includes a detailed survey of post-war writing and the scene...


  • The Benedict Arnold University in America's Midwest perfectly fulfils all the criteria of an excellent academic institution: a bookstore well stocked with ring binders, good parking facilities and efficient air conditioning. Since the beginning of th...


  • An updated study of American literary tradition traces the development of the American novel from James and Dreiser, through the works of Faulkner and Hemingway, to the emergence of Jewish- and African-American authors, and the work of avant-garde wr...






  • Francis Jay, a nineties person, embarks on a quest to find one of the greatest philosophers and thinkers of the modern age, the elusive Dr Bazlo Criminale. From European congress to congress, from woman to woman, from muse to muse he pursues the doct...




  • 'It is funny, exact - and pretty bloody serious' - Observer It is the summer of 1986 and the cutting, trimming and shrinking of public funds is much in the news. Education, health, the arts - all are being deprived of money. But while the universi...