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A founding member of the Anthony Powell Society, Nicholas Birns teaches literature at the New School in New York City. He is the author of Theory after Theory: An Intellectual History of Literary Theory from 1950 to the Early 21st Century and coeditor of Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics and A Companion to Australian Literature since 1900.
"Birns is as steeped in his subject as it is possible for a guide to be. . . . He brings an informed and lively response to the material."—Hudson Review
"Understanding Anthony Powell fills a gap in that it is the first comprehensive study of Powell's work in its entirety. Birns's knowledge and his clear enthusiasm for the subject are more than admirable. The success of the book lies in the way it explains Powell's oeuvre within its cultural context."—Modernism/Modernity
"A sophisticated and useful road map to the writer's work."—Choice
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