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Childish Loves

Benjamin Markovits

Childish Loves by Benjamin Markovits is a stunning historical novel following Byron’s scandalous life and loves, and the literary detective attempting to piece it all together.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571233373
Date Published
02.08.2012
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Summary

When the narrator of Childish Loves inherits a colleague Peter’s writings on Lord Byron, he finds himself acting as a literary sleuth. Sorting through boxes of manuscripts he reads between the lines of these scandalous, Byron-inspired stories, meets with the Society for the Publication of the Dead, and tracks down people from Peter’s past in an effort to untangle rumour from reality. In the process, he crafts a masterful story-within-a-story that turns on uncomfortable questions about childhood and sexual awakening, innocence and attraction, while exploring the lives of three very different writers and their brushes with success and failure in both literature and life.

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Benjamin Markovits grew up in Texas, London and Berlin. He is the author of eleven novels, including Either Side of Winter, You Don’t Have To Live Like This, and Christmas in Austin. He has published essays, stories, poetry and reviews on subjects ranging from the Romantics to American sports in the Guardian, Granta, The Paris Review and The New York…

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