Doctor Criminale

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Francis Jay is a man of the ’90s. Street-wise but eco-friendly, smart yet charmingly naive, when his journalism career falls on the rocks he sets out to salvage it by embarking on a quest to write about one of the greatest philosophers of the modern age for a TV documentary. The myth of Doctor Bazlo Criminale proves almost impossible to penetrate, but Jay doggedly pursues the doctor from congress to congress, from woman to woman and from muse to muse: just who is the mysterious Criminale?

Written after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Doctor Criminale shows a world where old ideologies are coming apart at the seams.

About Malcolm Bradbury

Malcolm Bradbury was a well-known novelist, critic and academic. He co-founded the famous creative writing department at the University of East Anglia, whose students have included Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro. His novels are Eating People is Wrong (1959); Stepping Westward (1965); The History Man (1975), which won the Royal Society of Literature Heinemann Prize; Rates of Exchange (1983), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Cuts (1987); Doctor Criminale (1992); and To the Hermitage (2000). He wrote several works of non-fiction, humour and satire, including Who Do You Think You Are? (1976), All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go (1982) and Why Come to Slaka? (1991). He was an active journalist and a leading television writer, responsible for the adaptations of Porterhouse Blue, Cold Comfort Farm and many TV plays and episodes of Inspector Morse, A Touch of Frost, Kavanagh QC and Dalziel and Pascoe. He was awarded a knighthood in 2000 for services to literature and died later the same year.

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Books by Malcolm Bradbury

Why Come to Slaka?
Why Come to Slaka?
Cuts
Cuts
Rates of Exchange
Rates of Exchange
The History Man
The History Man
Eating People is Wrong
Eating People is Wrong
Stepping Westward
Stepping Westward
To the Hermitage
To the Hermitage
All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go
All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Liar's Landscape
Liar's Landscape