Saki : A Life of Hector Hugh Munro

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Saki : A Life of Hector Hugh Munro

A. J. Langguth


“Mr. Langguth has surmounted the problem that confronts any biographer of a writer like Saki. Without appearing to compete with his subject, he writes cleverly enough to hold his own against copious quotation from that witty subject’s work.”
The Atlantic Monthly


“Mr. Langguth, the author of Hidden Terrors, Macumba and Jesus Christs, is superb at stitching Saki’s witticisms into a history of the fop who failed…(he) writes perfect sentences.”
The New York Times


“A. J. Langguth, a novelist and an ex-New York Times correspondent in Saigon, now offers the first full biography (of Munro.) As biographer-critic, he proves knowing, balanced and blessedly brief.”
Time Magazine


“Both subject and author have an aptitude for exactly the right word, the perfect choice. They are also both fine and perceptive observers of the world around them.”
The Los Angeles Times


“More than once, the biographer approaches his subject’s skill at the well-turned phrase.”
The Times Literary Supplement

Publication Date11/2003 ISBN: 9780972762564 Number of Pages 334
Author Biography
A. J. Langguth is professor Emeritus at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Jesus Christs, also from Figueroa Press, as well as numerous works of journalism and history. His most recent books include Our Vietnam: The War 1954-1975, and Patriots, both from Simon & Schuster.
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