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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 and three books of poetry, and has also written autobiography and nonfiction.

West grew up amongst a family that loved books and considered the written word to be sacred. This love of books pushed him to gain a diverse education through his studies at Oxford and Columbia Universities. West's literary craft earned him the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award in 1985 and the Lannon Prize for Fiction and Grand Prix Halperine-Kaminsky awards in 1993.

Paul West has an eclectic style. Common themes from his works include psychic abuse, failed relationships, and societal inadequacy. However, there is a strong sense of self-discovery and survival amongst these themes. His works are an outpouring on his view of the human condition. In an interview with David W. Madden, Mr. West remarked that he always listens to some kind of classical music while writing and composes all of his works using a typewriter. The revision process is fascinating for him and one he laboriously proceeds through with each literary piece.

West and his novel, The Very Rich Hours of Count von Stauffenberg, figure prominently in a chapter in Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee's book Elizabeth Costello. Coetzee's title character is so disturbed by the horrors West describes in his book that she questions, in a lecture given at a conference in Amsterdam on evil, whether a writer can immerse themselves in such darkness without suffering some sort of personal harm. West, unbeknownst to Costello until only hours before her very pointed lecture, is also attending the conference.

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Total Books: 105
Designs of Darkness Advanced Tactics of Spiritual Warfare
Understanding Mortification The Pathway to Victory
I Am Love Book 1
2012 - I Am Love Book 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780615597133
ISBN-10: 0615597130
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

Atomic Force Microscopy
2010 - Atomic Force Microscopy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780199570454
ISBN-10: 0199570450
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation

The Pearl and the Pumpkin A Classic Halloween Tale
2009 - The Pearl and the Pumpkin a Classic Halloween Tale (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486470313
ISBN-10: 0486470318
Genre: Children's Books

The Shadow Factory
2008 - The Shadow Factory (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780930829650
ISBN-10: 0930829654
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Ok The Corral The Earps And Doc Holliday A Novel
2007 - Ok the Corral the Earps and Doc Holliday a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781416577508
ISBN-10: 1416577505
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Sheer Fiction Volume Four
2007 - Sheer Fiction Volume Four (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780929701769
ISBN-10: 0929701763

Old Tides
2006 - Old Tides (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781425922368
ISBN-10: 1425922368

Tea With Osiris
2006 - Tea with Osiris (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780930829551
ISBN-10: 0930829557
Genre: Literature & Fiction

New Tides
2005 - New Tides (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781420802757
ISBN-10: 1420802755

Shelf Life
2004 - Shelf Life (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781582344942
ISBN-10: 1582344949
Genres: Business & Money, Humor & Entertainment
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A Fifth of November
2004 - A Fifth of November (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780811216067
ISBN-10: 0811216063
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Shelf Life Crisp Packet Edition
2004 - Shelf Life Crisp Packet Edition (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780747576525
ISBN-10: 0747576521

Dirty Packets
2003 - Dirty Packets (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781844031610
ISBN-10: 1844031616

The Immensity of the Here and Now A Novel of 911
2003 - The Immensity of the Here and Now a Novel of 911 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780966599855
ISBN-10: 0966599853
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Cheops A Cupboard for the Sun
2003 - Cheops a Cupboard for the Sun (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780811215190
ISBN-10: 0811215199
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Travel

Oxford Days
2002 - Oxford Days (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780945167525
ISBN-10: 0945167520
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

The Place in Flowers Where Pollen Rests
2002 - The Place in Flowers Where Pollen Rests (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780966599824
ISBN-10: 0966599829
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Doc Holliday
2002 - Doc Holliday (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070765478
ISBN-10: 2070765474

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1992 - James Ensor Paul West [Secret Museum. Twentieth Century, Vol. 5] (Paperback)
1991 - Lord Byron's Doctor a Novel [Phoenix Fiction Series] (Paperback)
1988 - Ratman of Paris [Paladin Books] (Paperback)
Modern Novel [Univ. Lib.] (Hardcover)Paperback
First Cause [everything we know is until we find out otherwise] (Paperback)