My Ear at His Heart : Reading My Father, Paperback Book

My Ear at His Heart : Reading My Father Paperback

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'Hanif Kureishi's literary memoir explores his relationship with his father, a failed writer.

Kurieshi is, of course, hugely successful...' Esquire 'This is an ambitious book.

Kureshi - free-associating with what feels like unmitigated honesty - successfully conveys the impression that in this book he has actually given us himself.' Sunday Times 'Deeply involving, highly intelligent and, in what it doesn't say rather than what it does, profoundly sad.' Evening Standard 'I don't think he has done anything as good, in any medium, as this moving and fiercely honest book.' Guardian


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Autobiography: literary
  • ISBN: 9780571224043



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A memoir of the author's father, an analysis of his own adolescence, a search for what shapes a person, trying to define the person he has become, trying to find the person he wants to be - all this can be found in this complex and very interesting book. Thoughts on reading, on the meaning and ways of writing, friendship, family, race ... a book that leaves me feeling I should reread it with a notebook close to hand. ”

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