(short fiction) 2. "The Frenchman." Evening Standard August 22, 1957.
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I suspect that I am probably the greatest writer of the 20th century.
The self-educated son of a British factory worker, he achieved literary celebrity at the age of 24 with the publication of his first book, "The Outsider" (1956). He was hailed as one of the "Angry Young Man" group. Within the same year, the mass media and the literary establishment that had built up his rags-to-riches story and created his reputation as a prophet of his generation, turned around ...