The Gatekeeper: A Memoir by Terry Eagleton

The Gatekeeper: A Memoir

byTerry Eagleton

Paperback | June 30, 2003

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Often scathingly funny, frequently tender, and always completely engaging, The Gatekeeper is Terry Eagleton's memoirs, his deep-etched portraits of those who influenced him, either by example or by contrast: his father, headmasters, priests, and Cambridge dons. He was a shy, bookish, asthmatic boy keenly aware of social inferiority yet determined to make his intellectual way. The Gatekeeper mixes the soberly serious with the downright hilarious, skewer-sharp satire with unashamed fondness, the personal with the political. Most of it all it reveals a young man learning to reconcile oppositions: a double-edged portrait of the intellectual as a young man.

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Terry Eagleton is the author of, among other books, Literary Theory and The Truth About the Irish. He has also written a novel, several plays, and the screenplay for Derek Jarman's film Wittgenstein. He has been Thomas Warton Professor of English at Oxford, and Fellow at St. Catherine's College, Oxford, and is currently Professor of C...
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Title:The Gatekeeper: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.92 × 5.12 × 0.52 inPublished:June 30, 2003Publisher:St. Martin's GriffinLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312316135

ISBN - 13:9780312316136

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In this entertaining memoir of his childhood and intellectual development, Eagleton lives up to both sides of his reputation, coming off as both an astute social critic and a sharp-tongued cad.