Andrew Norman Wilson

Standard Name: Wilson, Andrew Norman
Used Form: A. N. Wilson


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Health Patricia Highsmith
Her biographer Andrew Wilson believes that the therapy may have set her back psychologically, while making it easier for her to write her lesbian novel, The Price of Salt.
Wilson, Andrew Norman. Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith. Bloomsbury.
She continued the therapy...
Intertextuality and Influence Rose Macaulay
Critic A. N. Wilson has suggested that this novel exerted a significant influence on Woolf 's Orlando.
Lefanu, Sarah. Rose Macaulay. Virago.
Literary responses Elizabeth Jenkins
A. N. Wilson , listing for the TLS his choice of International Books of the Year 2004, named this as the best English memoir I have read for years. . . . As you...
Literary responses Deborah Moggach
Reviewing editors were apparently sanguine enough to issue this new novel for review to up-and-coming male writers. Blake Morrison welcomed it as funny, affectionate, and unpretentious, while A. N. Wilson implied that it had no...
Literary responses Iris Murdoch
A. N. Wilson , reviewing the novel in The Spectator, found it warm, humorous, and difficult to put down. A New York Times Book Review critic felt the author made the design more complicated...
Literary responses Zadie Smith
Reviewers were bowled over. A. N. Wilson in the Daily Telegraph was fairly representative when he wrote: from the very first chapter, I knew myself in the presence of a truly remarkable novelist—someone who was...
Literary responses Jeanette Winterson
According to critic Peter Parker , Winterson published the book against the advice of her friends. It received bad reviews, and she apparently tried unsuccessfully to prevent its reissue later. However, as Fiammetta Rocco writes...
Reception Anita Brookner
A. N. Wilson , reviewing Family and Friends for the TLS the day after publication, judged it AB 'sbest novel to date.
Skinner, John. The Fictions of Anita Brookner: Illusions of Romance. Macmillan.
Reception Patricia Highsmith
The appearance of a biography by Andrew Wilson in June 2003 drew a remarkable panegyric on PH from Slavoj žiŽek : for him, he wrote, her name designates a sacred territory; his judgement of her...
Textual Production Anita Brookner
AB published a new novel, The Bay of Angels, whose dust-jacket features A. N. Wilson likening Brookner to Chekhov .
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
Textual Production Patricia Highsmith
PH shunned publicity and was extremely reticent about her private life. The movement of her career was away from suspense towards serious fiction dominated by irony and incongruity, with outbreaks of disturbing, unstylised violence. She...


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Wilson, Andrew Norman. Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith. Bloomsbury, 2003.
Wilson, Andrew Norman. “Gaddafi’s Folly”. London Review of Books, pp. 19-20.
Wilson, Andrew Norman. “Personality Rights”. Lives for Sale: Biographers’ Tales, edited by Mark Bostridge, Continuum, 2004, pp. 7-10.