Contemporary writing, he says, apart from genre stories, has no need or place for the hero. In the last few months I have been reading and delighting in a book all about a hero. Admittedly it is a biography, not a novel, but I think my fascination proves Mr. Faulks wrong.
Secular Shelf Life Sarah Allen
SHACKLETON By Roland Huntford Abacus. 789 pages. £15.99 ISBN 978-0-34910-744-8
Sebastian Faulks, in his Radio 4 series |Faulks on Fiction|, declared that the hero is dead.
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