Any Human Heart - William Boyd

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There is a particular difficulty in writing about the fictional journal of a fictional person while placing him or her in the proximity of historical figures and events. Boyd's Any Human Heart manages to do it well by deftly combining history and fiction without sacrificing one or the other. The novel is written in the form of a journal by Logan Mountstuart, and he recounts the arc of his life from an ambitious student to an impoverished has-been. In between, he becomes a writer, an art dealer, and a spy. He befriends Hemingway and earns the enmity of Prince Edward VIII. Boyd presents us with a rich tapestry about the life of one person and, by the act of writing, makes him real.

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ISBN: 9781400031009
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Published: Vintage - January 6th, 2004

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