Kraven Images by Alan Isler
A Novel

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Academic satire by National Book Circle nominee. __DS Kirkus Reviews (starred)
 

About Alan Isler

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Alan Isler was born in London in 1934. He taught English literature in New York City for twenty-five years. His first novel, The "Prince of West End Avenue, " won the 1994 National Jewish Book Award and was one of five fiction finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of "Kraven Images" and "The Bacon Fancier: Four Tales." He lives in New York City and Sag Harbor.
 
Published January 1, 1996 by Jonathan Cape. 241 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But his talent can equally meet the demands of sensitively portraying Kraven's suffering as, back home, he begins painfully to sift through the ruins of his life, the identity he artfully constructed and the older identity he fled.

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This satiric portrait of a Bronx academic ""combines a raucous send-up of the lit-crit industry with a serious tale of one man's quest for identity,"" wrote PW.

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Isler-whose first novel, The Prince of West End Avenue, won the 1994 National Jewish Book Award (and was a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee)-combines a raucous send-up of the lit-crit industry with a serious tale of one man's quest for identity.

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