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From: Spectator[(essay date 25 May 2002) In the following essay, Hensher discusses what he perceives as the central theme throughout Frayn's columns, novels, and plays--a concern with the problematic relationships between people and...
From:Contemporary Novelists (6th ed.)Three of Michael Frayn's novels, the first, fourth, and fifth, are highly original, a satire and fantasies; the second and third, on the other hand, are conventional. The second, The Russian Interpreter, concerns an...
From: London Review of Books[(review date 14 October 1999) In the following review, Wood discusses the theme of self-delusion in Headlong, commenting that the book has a fine beginning but loses its momentum when bogged down by the plodding details...
From: Spectator[(review date 18 December 1999) In the following review, Hensher provides an overview of Frayn's novels and plays, focusing on the theme of failure in interpersonal communication, with specific emphasis on the novel...
From: South Atlantic Review[(essay date November 1995) In the following essay, Blansfield discusses the themes of work and professional life in Frayn's plays, concluding that Frayn's interest in these themes is based on "a perception of its...
From:St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers (4th ed.)Michael Frayn is not an easy writer to categorize. The Tin Men is obviously not SF but witty comedy, school of Waugh; on the other hand, it obviously is SF, as it purports to be written by a computer and satirizes men...
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