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by Ira B. Nadel

eBook Leon Uris: Life of a Best Seller (Jewish History, Life, and Culture) ePub
Author: Ira B. Nadel
Language: English
ISBN: 0292709358
ISBN13: 978-0292709355
Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1 edition (October 15, 2010)
Pages: 366
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 486
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Uris's personal life tracked a similar pattern of honeymoon period followed . The book does cover the highlights of Uris' tumultuous life including hi. .

Uris's personal life tracked a similar pattern of honeymoon period followed by aggressive knockdowns from the pedestal. Sadly, in Nadel's biography the man behind these bestsellers comes off as a humorless, combative, controlling and grumpy individual who often mistreated his own children and hit on every woman in sight. The book does cover the highlights of Uris' tumultuous life including his falling out with director Otto Preminger over the making of the film version of EXODUS and the suicide of Uris' second wife. Occasionally, however, there are three or four year gaps in the biographical narrative that leave the reader wondering what happened during those years.

Ira B. Nadel's Leon Uris: Life and Times of a Best Seller has a similar set of concerns to those that preoccupies Q. D. Leavis over eighty years ago in Fiction and the Reading Public: the relationship between literary "quality" and the best-seller. Nadel Explains that "Conflict - personal, social, political, and cultural - is the heart of Uris's writing", while wondering "How can one who wrote so ineptly still have such a wide and persistent audience?".

Uris’s life is filled with impressive events that helped lay the foundation to the creation of Exodus- unfortunately Nadel’s Leon Uris flows like most biographies, slow-paced, excessively focused on timeline, with a dearth of enthusiastic prose. Readers interested in delving deeper into his life and the events that allowed for the creation of his seminal work will do best focusing on Silver’s offering. He provides a comprehensive reading experience, offering insight into the life of Leon Uris, the history of Exodus 1947, and most engagingly, the rippling, layered effect of Uris’s impressive novel on worldwide Jewry.

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The dramatic story of a novelist whose life constantly provided his best material, this biography of the best-selling . Ira Nadel is Professor of English and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

The dramatic story of a novelist whose life constantly provided his best material, this biography of the best-selling author of Exodus, Mila 18, QB VII, and Trinity maps the literary landscape of y America, the mainstreaming of Jewish writing, and the rise of the celebrity author. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and winner of the Medal for Canadian Biography.

Nadel's book, Leon Uris: Life of a Best Seller, was the first full-length biography of Uris. Nadel saw Uris's work as attacking anti-semitism with a fictional heroic Jewish past, but broadening the appeal to a non-Jewish readership Nadel published Joyce and the Jews in 1989, the first book to appear.

Until now, his own life-as full of drama as his fiction-has never been the subject of a book

Until now, his own life-as full of drama as his fiction-has never been the subject of a book. In Leon Uris: Life of a Best Seller, Ira Nadel traces Uris from his disruptive youth to his life-changing experiences as a marine in World War II. These experiences, coupled with Uris's embrace of his Judaism and desire to write, led to his unprecedented success and the lavish excesses of a career as a best-selling author

Ira B. Nadel2010年9月24日. University of Texas Press

Ira B. University of Texas Press. As the best-selling author of Exodus, Mila 18, QB VII, and Trinity, Leon Uris blazed a path to celebrity with books that readers could not put down. His books include Various Positions: A Life of Leonard Cohen, Double Act: A Life of Tom Stoppard, Ezra Pound: A Literary Life, and David Mamet: A Life in the Theatre, which was selected by the Times of London as one of the seven best books in theatre and film for 2008. These experiences, coupled with Uris's embrace of his Judaism and desire to write, led to his unprecedented success and the lavish excesses of a career as a best-selling author

As the best-selling author of Exodus, Mila 18, QB VII, and Trinity, Leon Uris blazed a path to celebrity with books that readers could not put down. Uris's thirteen novels sold millions of copies, spent months on the best-seller lists, appeared in fifty languages, and have been adapted into equally popular movies and TV miniseries. Few other writers equaled Uris's fame in the mid-twentieth century. His success fueled the rise of mass-market paperbacks, movie tie-ins, and celebrity author tours. Beloved by the public, Uris was, not surprisingly, dismissed by literary critics. Until now, his own life—as full of drama as his fiction—has never been the subject of a book.

In Leon Uris: Life of a Best Seller, Ira Nadel traces Uris from his disruptive youth to his life-changing experiences as a marine in World War II. These experiences, coupled with Uris's embrace of his Judaism and desire to write, led to his unprecedented success and the lavish excesses of a career as a best-selling author. Nadel reveals that Uris lived the adventures he described, including his war experiences in the Pacific (Battle Cry), life-threatening travels in Israel (Exodus), visit to Communist Poland (Mila 18), libel trial in Britain (QB VII), and dangerous sojourn in fractious Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic (Trinity). Nadel also demonstrates that Uris's talent for writing action-packed, yet thoroughly researched, novels meshed perfectly with the public's desire to revisit and understand the tumultuous events of recent history. This made him far more popular (and wealthy) than more literary authors, while paving the way for writers such as Irving Wallace and Tom Clancy.

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