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Keeping On Keeping On

by Alan Bennett

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Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett
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  • Published in USA  Nov 2017
    736 pages
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays

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A collection of Bennett's diaries and essays, covering 2005 to 2015.

Alan Bennett's third collection of prose, Keeping On Keeping On, follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories. Bringing together the hilarious, revealing, and lucidly intelligent writing of one of England's best-known literary figures, Keeping On Keeping On contains Bennett's diaries from 2005 to 2015 - with everything from his much celebrated essays to his irreverent comic pieces and reviews - reflecting on a decade that saw four major theater premieres and the films of The History Boys and The Lady in the Van. A chronicle of one of the most important literary careers of the twentieth century, Keeping On Keeping On is a classic history of a life in letters.

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"Starred Review. 'I am in the pigeon-hole marked 'no threat,' ' "Starred Review. Bennett writes of his reputation for niceness. 'And did I stab Judi Dench with a pitchfork I should still be a teddy bear.' That may be debatable, but the good-naturedness in these engaging pages is proof of his current standing." - Kirkus

"A major British dramatist - who can forget The History Boys, which grabbed six Tony Awards, including best play - Bennett offers a bracing third collection of prose that includes his diaries from 2005 to 2015, plus essays, reviews, and irreverent bits of humor." - Library Journal

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Alan Bennett Author Biography

Author and actor Alan Bennett was born in Armley in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1934. He attended Leeds Modern School and learned Russian at the Join Services School for Linguists during his National Service, during which he attended Cambridge University. He applied for a scholarship at Oxford University from which he graduated with a first-class degree in History

After some time teaching and studying at Oxford, in 1960 Bennett, along with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller, and Peter Cook, achieved instant fame by appearing at the Edinburgh Festival in the satirical revue Beyond the Fringe. His first stage play, Forty Years On, was produced in 1968. Many television, stage and radio plays followed, along with screenplays, short stories, novellas, a large body of non-fictional prose and ...

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