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Purchase this and other Ian McEwan books online.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1997 (247 p., ISBN: 0224050311).

New York: Anchor Books, 1997 (262 p., ISBN: 0385494149).

Toronto: Knopf, 1997 (247 p., ISBN: 0676970877).

L'amore fatale (Italian / Trans. by Susanna Basso). Torino: Einaudi, 1997 (280 p., ISBN: 8806146602).

New York: Nan A. Talese, 1998 (262 p., ISBN: 0385491123).

London: Vintage, 1998 (247 p., ISBN: 0099276585).

(Large Print). Thorndike, ME: Thorndike Press / Bath, Eng.: Chivers Press, 1998 (394 p., ISBN: 0786214473).

(Audio / Read by Steven Crossley). Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books, 1998 (6 cassettes, 9 hrs. / ISBN: 0788721763). [Recorded Books Website].

(Audio / Read by Maxwell Caulfield). Los Angeles, CA: Publishing Mills, 1998 (4 cassettes, 5 hrs. / ISBN: 1575110407).

(Audio / Read by David Threlfall). Bath, England: Chivers Audio Books, 1998 (8 cassettes, 8 hrs., 35 mins. / ISBN: 0754002004).

Amor perdurable (Spanish / Trans. by Benito Gómez Ibáñez). Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 1998 (300 p., ISBN: 8433908731).

New York: Anchor Books, 1999 (262 p.).

Toronto: Vintage Canada, 1999 (ISBN: 0676971393).

(Large Print). Bath: Paragon, 1999 (394 p., ISBN: 0754021106).

Délire d'amour (French / Trans. by Suzanne Mayoux). Paris: Gallimard, 1999 (322 p., ISBN: 2070749754).

Ahavah 'ikeshet (Hebrew / Trans. by 'Atalyah Zilber). Tel Aviv: 'Am 'oved, 1999 (467 p., ISBN: 9651313129).

Neúprosná láska (Slovak / Trans. by Adriana Oravcová). Bratislava: Slovenský spisovatel, 2000 (190 p., ISBN: 8022010197).

Sonsuz Ask (Turkish). Can Yayinlari, 2002 (ISBN: 9750701399).

Reviews and Criticism
(Visit the Bibliography page for links to Non-English criticism)

Goring, Rosemary, 'At 49, He's Fed Up With the Trembling Psychopath Scowling Behind His Glasses - but He Isn't Mellow', Scotland on Sunday, 10 August 1997: 3.

McEwan, Ian. 'We Were Running Towards a Catastrophe', The Guardian (London), 24 August 1997: 2. [Excerpt from the novel.]

Bouman, Hans. 'Macht van de irrationaliteit', de Volkskrant, 12 September 1997.

Reynolds, Oliver, Times Literary Supplement, 4928, 12 September 1997: 12.

Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher. 'Science vs. the Divine, With Suspense and Passion', New York Times, 15 January 1998: E11.

Allen, Brooke, 'The Mysteries of Intimacy', Wall Street Journal, 23 January 1998: A14.

Birkerts, Sven, 'Grand Delusion', New York Times Book Review, 81:2, 25 January 1998: 7.

Eder, Richard. 'Twitching Curtains', Los Angeles Times Book Review, 25 January 1998: 2.

Truax, Alice. 'Id? Fixes', Slate, 28 January 1998.

Yardley, Jonathan, 'Pathological Lovers. From Ian McEwan, a Triangle With a Twist', Washington Post, 28 January 1998: D2.

Donahue, Deirdre, 'McEwan Conveys Power and Pathos of Enduring Love', USA Today, 29 January 1998: D5.

Manier, Jeremy. 'Ian McEwan's Story of Affection, Obsession and Identity', Chicago Tribune, 1 February 1998: 14.

Nesson, Nicholas. 'Are the Catastrophes of Life Tragic, or Only Horrible?', The Boston Globe, 8 February 1998: G2.

Warren, Tim. 'Love, This McEwan Novel Go Awry', Houston Chronicle, 15 March 1998: Z25.

Madrigal, Alix. 'Ian McEwan Explores Obsession -- The Dark Twin of Love', San Francisco Chronicle (Review), 29 March 1998: 4.

Osborn, Alan. 'Enduring Love', Europe (European Economic Community), 375, April 1998: 34.

Brennan, Geraldine, New Statesman, 24 July 1998: 48.

Curb, Randall, 'Almost a Triangle', Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, 5:3, Summer 1998: 59.

Bien, Peter, 'Enduring Love', World Literature Today: A Literary Quarterly of the University of Oklahoma, 72:4, Autumn 1998: 830-831.

Kingston, Peter. 'Books: Audio', The Guardian (London), 30 January 1999: 11.

Mars-Jones, Adam. 'I Think I'm Right, Therefore I Am', The Observer (London), 7 September 1999.

Miller, Laura. 'Ian McEwan Fools British Shrinks', Salon.com, 21 September 1999. Reports on how the appendix to Enduring Love tricked book reviewers and psychiatric scholars into believing it was a true case study.

Daniel Terris. 'Untitled.' Commonweal, 127:12, 16 June 2000: 25-26.

Bewes, Timothy, 'What Is "Philosophical Honesty" in Postmodern Literature?', New Literary History, 31.3, Summer 2000: 421-434.

Morrison, Jago. 'Narration and Unease in Ian McEwan's Later Fiction.' Critique, 42:3, Spring 2001: 253+. [Discussion of gender roles in Enduring Love and Black Dogs.]

Takamoto, Takako. 'Enduring Love: Soutaika-sareta "Monogatari"'('Enduring Love: Relativised "Stories"'), Kyushu Eibungaku Kenkyu, 19, 2002: 55-68.

Davies, Rhiannon. 'Enduring McEwan', in Posting the Male: Masculinities in Post-War and Contemporary British Literature, edited by Daniel Lea and Berthold Schoene, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2003: 105-23.

Study Resources

Study Resources are for the benefit of those wishing to discuss Ian McEwan's writing. Typically, the resources consist of questions or materials educators or book group leaders may wish to use to initiate such discussions. Some material may require Adobe Reader to view.

Reading Group Guide for Enduring Love: Includes discussion questions, author biography, and an excerpt from the novel.

Enduring Love (From teachit.co.uk)

Introductory Work on Science and the Rational

Notes about the Exam (Unit 1: The Modern Novel) http://www.teachit.co.uk/pdf/elovhmil1.pdf

A Critical Commentary on the Opening of the Novel

Character Presentations (Guide, including critical comments, for producing group presentations on the three main characters.)

Reading Guide -- Chapter Questions (A useful list of prompt questions for each chapter.)

The Psychiatrist's Report (Use a description of De Clerambault's syndrome to write a psychiatrist's report about Jed Parry's condition.)

Sample Questions (Two essay questions and suggested approaches.)

Mrs Logan (Essay question: The importance of this character in the novel.)

Paramount Classics Promotional Image for the Film Enduring Love

Novels:    The Cement Garden    The Comfort of Strangers    The Child in Time    The Innocent    Black Dogs       
Enduring Love    Amsterdam    Atonement    Saturday    On Chesil Beach   Solar   Sweet Tooth
The Children Act
Stories:    First Love, Last Rites    In Between the Sheets   
  Children's Fiction:    Rose Blanche    The Daydreamer   
Screenplays:    The Imitation Game & Other Plays    The Ploughman's Lunch    Soursweet  
Oratorio / Libretto:    Or Shall We Die?      For You

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