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    Richard Rayner
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    Random House, Inc.; 1st U.S. ed edition (February 25, 1992)
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    289 pages
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Richard Rayner (born 1955) is a British author who now lives in Los Angeles. He was born on 15 December 1955 in the northern city of Bradford.

Richard Rayner (born 1955) is a British author who now lives in Los Angeles. Rayner attended schools in Yorkshire and Wales before studying philosophy and law at the University of Cambridge.

Rayner is the author of ni Richard Rayner is a British author who now lives in Los Angeles. He was born on December 15, 1955 in the northern city of Bradford. Rayner is the author of nine books. His first, Los Angeles Without A Map, was published in 1988.

Rayner's narrator often addresses the reader, explicitly seeking to seduce. A Yorkshire journalist finds himself overdrawn at the Bank of Morality as he competes with the mythic image of his lying, boozing, womanizing father; Rayner (Los Angeles Without a Map, 1989) dishes out loaded material with surprisingly little impact.

Item Information:Author : Richard Rayner. Product Information:TITLE: The Elephant. Richard Rayner was born in Yorkshire and educated in Bradford, in North Wales, and at Cambridge. He is the author of Los Angeles Without a Map, runner-up for the 1988 Sunday Express Book of the Year Prize. Country of Publication.

Also by Richard Rayner Los Angeles Without a Map The Elephant The Blue Suit Murder Book The Cloud Sketcher Drake’s Fortune The Devil’s Wind The Associates Fo. Los Angeles Without a Map. The Elephant.

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Nevertheless, Richard Rayner’s offbeat combination of pain and punchlines does make THE ELEPHANT a winning resemblance to its zoological namesake, monstrous yet natural, excessive though deft, somewhat preposterous but utterly recognizable. We'll Help Your Grades Soar.

Richard Rayner is the author of nine books, both fiction and non-fiction, most recently A Bright and Guilty Place, a history of certain true crimes in . in the late 1920s and 1930s. He has published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. Fabulous Monsters: Matthew Specktor’s American Dream Machine.

The son of a British undertaker tells of his painful relationship with his father, in a coming-of-age story about lying, cheating, stealing, sexual hysteria, and the truth in provincial northern England during the sixties. 15,000 first printing.

Great insight into Polish humor during communism. Lots of silly stories.
Hǻrley Quinn
Fine funny sarcastic book written prior to the fall of the soviet union in Poland. An interesting look at Salawomir Mrozek writing and the risks he took to publish.
This is a pretty interesting father/son story, told over the course of 40 years or so by the son. Set in Bradford (a formerly industrial city in Yorkshire), it all revolves around the son's attempt to grapple with his father's nature: which is that of a boozing, womanizing, fun-loving, extrovert, life-of-the-party, war hero, scoundrel, con-man. In a sense, he never escapes his father's shadow, with many of the same failings. None of this is all that fascinating in and of itself, however, Rayner keeps it popping along at a good rate as he switches back and forth in time, bringing up episodes from the past in cracking language. It's engaging and definitely likely to be more of interest to fathers and sons.
This book of short stories is nothing short of hilarious. I'm glad I went to the trouble to order this and "A Short History of Decay" from Amazon UK. Hopefully Penguin will see fit to bring the entire Central European Classics series to the US soon.