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Every piece here conveys the sense of an idiosyncratic and cussed mind, alive and open to the world. Whether this is the “real” Alan Bennett is neither here nor there, and he knows he has lost that battle anyway.
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A collection of Bennett’s diaries and essays, covering 2005 to 2015

Alan Bennett’s third collection of prose, Keeping On Keeping On, follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories. Bringing together the hilarious, revealing, and lucidly intelligent writing of one of England’s best-known literary figures, Keeping On Keeping On contains Bennett’s diaries from 2005 to 2015―with everything from his much celebrated essays to his irreverent comic pieces and reviews―reflecting on a decade that saw four major theater premieres and the films of The History Boys and The Lady in the Van. A chronicle of one of the most important literary careers of the twentieth century, Keeping On Keeping On is a classic history of a life in letters.

 

About the Author

Alan Bennett is a renowned playwright and essayist whose screenplay for The Madness of King George was nominated for an Academy Award. He lives in London, England.
 
Published November 7, 2017 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 737 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Joe Moran on Nov 26 2016

Every piece here conveys the sense of an idiosyncratic and cussed mind, alive and open to the world. Whether this is the “real” Alan Bennett is neither here nor there, and he knows he has lost that battle anyway.

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