In a sense, though, those are its strengths. With unprecedented access to private papers, diaries, letters, and … So Tom Stoppard has jauntily summarised his origins in Czechoslovakia where he was born Tomáš Straussler in 1937. Stoppard’s life can be assembled on the page, just. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Tom Stoppard: A Life - RTÉ Arena on the new biography Updated / Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 13:01 Hermione Lee is the award-winning biographer of Virginia Woolf and Philip Roth. Hermione Lee’s Tom Stoppard is a prodigious achievement. This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the greatest playwrights of our time, as he talks to Lee, about his fascinating life … https://guardianbookshop.com/tom-stoppard-9780571314430.html Tom Stoppard is a towering and beloved literary figure. Elucidating what the fuss is all about can only really happen on the stage. The key book for all time on Tom Stoppard: the biography of our greatest living playwright, by one of the leading literary biographers in the English-speaking world, a star in her own right, Hermione Lee. Her biography is remarkable for its unprecedented access to private papers, diaries and letters, and for the countless interviews it draws on “Tom Stoppard: A Life” is published by Faber & Faber. There are no upcoming broadcasts of this programme Hermione Lee’s immensely long Tom Stoppard: A Life is expert, engrossing, entertaining and sympathetic to its subject. Tom Stoppard: A Life is published by Faber & Faber. In this gripping narrative, Hermione Lee builds a unique portrait of one of our greatest playwrights. His family moved to Singapore, Darjeeling and then England, after his father died on board a ship bombed by Japanese forces while Stoppard/Straussler was four. Listen to the latest episodes of Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee on BBC Sounds Learn more. Comments Required. 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Stoppard’s life will not need writing again. Tom Stoppard: A Life and over 8 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Tom Stoppard photographed by Jane Bown in 1967. This is a hugely impressive work. TOM STOPPARD: A LIFE. In the event, Tom Stoppard: A Life shows that he has chosen well. "The older he got, the less he cared about self-concealment," or so it is said of Sir Tom Stoppard, somewhere deep into the 865 pages of Tom Stoppard: A Life, Hermione Lee's capacious (to put it mildly) biography of the British theatre's leading wordsmith. It is also a challenging read, partly because of its excessive length and partly because it bulges with often needless detail. Known for his dizzying narrative inventiveness and intense attention to language, he deftly deploys art, science, history, politics, and philosophy in works that span a remarkable spectrum of literary genres: theater, radio, film, TV, journalism, and fiction. Hermione Lee’s Tom Stoppard is a prodigious achievement. Buy Tom Stoppard: A Life Main by Lee, Professor Dame Hermione (ISBN: 9780571314430) from Amazon's Book Store. Hermione Lee has written an authorized biography of playwright, screenwriter, translator, and man of letters Tom Stoppard, called Tom Stoppard: A Life.It was released in the United Kingdom on October 1st and should appear in the United States on February 23, 2021. Until I read Hermione Lee’s life of Tom Stoppard, I didn’t know it was possible to bask in envy. It is hard to imagine a more distinguished biographical pairing than a book on Sir Tom Stoppard written by Dame Hermione Lee. This title will be released on February 23, 2021. Tom Stoppard: A Life eBook: Lee, Hermione: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store Select Your Cookie Preferences We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. In Tom Stoppard: A Life, Hermione Lee draws on hundreds of interviews with family, friends, and long conversations with Stoppard himself. As if being handsome, funny and a dazzling writer (and good at cricket and fly-fishing) weren’t enough, Stoppard is immensely rich – not just in money but also, Lee shows, in family, lovers, friends and even, which may sound pompous, moral qualities. Knopf, $35 (896p) ISBN 978-0-451-49322-4. It is also a challenging read, partly because of its excessive length and partly because it bulges with often needless detail. Name Review Subject Required. Ira Nadel, professor of English at the University of British Columbia and author of Double Act: A Life of Tom Stoppard (2002), views the comedy as a mask. This article appears in the 23 October 2020 issue of the New Statesman, Ten lessons of the pandemic . Tom Stoppard by Hermione Lee is published by Faber at £30. 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