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The Man Behind the Book

A non fiction book by

The highly acclaimed and prodigious Louis Auchincloss has penned a collection of literary essays profiling 23 authors who have influenced his writing. Capturing the famous and the obscure, Auchincloss renders literary sketches in the style of Lytton Strachey; these portraits say almost as much about their author as their subject. Taking in writers ranging from Henry James to Ivy Compton-Burnett, Auchincloss displays a keen eye for distinction and makes devastating use of underhanded qualifications. In addition to being a revelation of Auchincloss's influences and character, The Man Behind the Book is an admirable work of literary reclamation.

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November 1996 : USA Hardback

Title: The Man Behind the Book: Literary Profiles
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-395-82748-5 / 978-0-395-82748-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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