Semi-Invisible Man

Semi-Invisible Man : The Life of Norman Lewis

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Norman Lewis was the best not-famous writer of his generation, and a better writer than almost all who were. From the 1950s to the 1990s, he wrote books that have survived better than all but a handful of novels. For twenty years Lewis spied for the British government, raced Bugattis before the war, lived in Ibiza after it, and was a crack shot, flamboyant host, and businessman with Mafia connections. Julian Evans' portrait is a fascinating personal account of a suburban fugitive and adventurer; a writer of unsurpassed humour, wisdom and compassion for the ridiculous; the Defoe of our times. 'Magnificent . . . meticulous, spirited and colourful . . . a triumph' Jason Webster, New Statesman 'An excellent literary biography about one of the truly outstanding writers of our time . . . Sensitive and perceptive' Patrick Marnham, Daily Mailshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 816 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 50mm | 592g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprints
  • 0330427083
  • 9780330427081
  • 318,603

About Julian Evans

Julian Evans is the author of Transit of Venus: Travels in the Pacific (1992), and the authorised biographer of the writer and adventurer Norman Lewis. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian and Prospect magazine. He lives in south-west England.show more

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