Stanley Middleton

Entry Into Jerusalem
  • Entry Into Jerusalem

  • John Worth is an artist - not a Bohemian, but a stubborn and self-disciplined man. Friends and colleagues try to influence his work - his mistress wants him to introduce more political themes and his dealer urges him towards fugurative painting. But Worth, though tempted, resists all manipulation. The development must come from within himself; and through his painting Christ's Entry Into Jerusalem, he reveals an image of startling, shocking individuality.

    'Entry into Jerusalem is one of the best. Middleton has never written more economically or more pungently. He is a master of characterisation through dialogue adn of a succinct presentation of a complex relationship.' Sunday Telegraph

    'It makes me burst into superlatives.' Mail on Sunday

Stanley Middleton was born in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire in 1919. He published his first novel, A Short Answer, in 1958 and went on to publish 45 novels in a career spanning fifty years. He was joint winner of the Booker Prize in 1974 with Holiday. Stanley Middleton died in July 2009.