Paul West


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Paul West (February 23, 1930) is a novelist and poet. He was born in Eckington, Derbyshire in England to Alfred and Mildred (Noden) West. Currently, he resides in upstate New York with his wife Diane Ackerman, a writer, poet, and naturalist. West is the author of twenty-four novels. "He has published poetry, criticism, essays, memoirs (including an extended, sometimes hilarious meditation on ... more »

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  • ''Humanism, it seems, is almost impossible in America where material progress is part of the national romance whereas in Europe such progress is relished because it feels nice.''
    Paul West (b. 1930), British author, critic. "George Santayana," The Wine of Absurdity (1966).
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