Looking Back, Paperback Book



When John Osborne died at Christmas 1994, his obituaries cited his autobiographical writings as perfect examples of undiluted talent and acerbic wit.

Now, Osborne's superb autobiographies, A Better Class of Person: 1929-1956 and Almost a Gentleman: 1955-1966 (winner of the J.

R. Ackerley Prize), are available for the first time in one volume, Looking Back.'A brilliant, funny, melancholy and acrimonious book of memoirs . . . Almost every page confirms that his powers as an elegist, definer of the Zeitgeist and master of unforgiving disgust remain undimmed.' ObserverThis volume also contains 'Bad John', a review by Alan Bennett of A Better Class of Person, and David Hare's eulogy for John Osborne at the memorial service for Osborne in 1995.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9780571196494



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