Malcolm Muggeridge: A Life

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Regent College Publishing, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 284 pages
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This biography of Malcolm Muggeridge traces the varied life of one of the most brilliant and controversial men of the twentieth century. The author, Ian Hunter, was given full access to all of Muggeridge's unpublished material, letters, and diaries. The result is an objective, well-researched, and honest account that is sometimes at variance with Muggeridge's own recollection of events. Ian Hunter captures the humor, the intellect, the rawness of perception, the abandoned honesty of a man engaged in knowing himself, his world, and his God. Malcolm Muggeridge was not merely a "vendor of words," as he invariably described himself, but was also a celebrated author, broadcaster, lecturer, debater, traveller, journalist and television personality, a one-time ardent admirer of the Soviet system, a World War II intelligence agent, and a former agnostic turned committed Christian. To many people, however, Malcolm Muggeridge was admired above all for his superb use of the English language. It is to the credit of Ian Hunter that after reading this biography one has a clearer understanding of an extraordinary man. Dr. Ian Hunter is professor emeritus at the University of Western Ontario. His articles and reviews have appeared in many Canadian and American poublications. He edited two collections of Muggeridge's writings: Things Past and The Very Best of Malcolm Muggeridge; he also wrote a biography of Muggeridge's friend, Hesketh Pearson (Nothing to Repent: The Life of Heskerth Pearson).
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Cambridge
28
India
37
Egypt and the Guardian
56
Moscow
76
Discarded Products
92
The Darkness and the Light
110
War
132
Our Own Correspondent
151
Friends
169
Celebrity
183
A Hungry Heart
203
Jesus Rediscovered
219
A Kind of Genius
237
Bibliography
257
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Ian Hunter is professor emeritus at the University of Western Ontario. His articles and reviews have appeared in many Canadian and American publications. Dr. Hunter has edited two collections of Muggeridges writings: Things Past and The Very Best of Malcolm Muggeridge; he has also written a biography of Muggeridges friend, Hesketh Pearson (Nothing to Repent: The Life of Heskerth Pearson).

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