John Fowles


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John Robert Fowles (31 March 1926 – 5 November 2005) was an English novelist, much influenced by Sartre, and critically positioned between modernism and postmodernism.

After leaving Oxford, Fowles taught at a school on the Greek island of Spetsai, a sojourn that inspired The Magus, an instant bestseller that was directly in tune with 1960's 'hippie' anarchism and experimental ... more »

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  • ''There are only two races on this planet—the intelligent and the stupid.''
    John Fowles (b. 1926), British novelist. Daily Telegraph (London, Aug. 15, 1991).
  • ''Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.''
    John Fowles (b. 1926), British novelist. The Magus, ch. 18 (1965).
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