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Looking Back

By John Osborne

Published by: Faber & Faber (1999)

ISBN: 9780571196494

When John Osborne died at Christmas 1994, his obituaries cited his autobiographical writings as perfect examples of undiluted talent and acerbic wit. Now, Osborne’s superb autobiographies, A Better Class of Person: 1929-1956 and Almost a Gentleman: 1955-1966 (winner of the J. R. Ackerley Prize), are available for the first time in one volume, Looking Back. ‘A brilliant, funny, melancholy and acrimonious book of memoirs . . . Almost every page confirms that his powers as an elegist, definer of the Zeitgeist and master of unforgiving disgust remain undimmed.’ Observer This volume also contains ‘Bad John’, a review by Alan Bennett of A Better Class of Person, and David Hare’s eulogy for John Osborne at the memorial service for Osborne in 1995.


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