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I Live Under a Black Sun : Peter Owen Modern Classic - Dame Edith Sitwell

I Live Under a Black Sun

Peter Owen Modern Classic

Paperback Published: 13th January 2007
ISBN: 9780720612257
Number Of Pages: 254

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Dame Edith Sitwell, wit, notorious eccentric, and poet, is not normally thought of as a novelist, but her only novel is a true forgotten classic. Garlanded with extravagant praise on its release, it was reprinted several times but fell into neglect and has now been out of print for almost 50 years. Although it takes its inspiration from the life, writings, and correspondence of the great Irish satirist Jonathan Swift, I Live Under a Black Sun is set during and after World War I. The novel follows Jonathan Hare, writer and misogynist, a character very much based on Swift, through his tragic relationships with two women who are likewise based on real people in Swift's life. Luxurious, angular, poetic, and sprinkled with allusions to Swift's most famous works and correspondence, I Live Under a Black Sun is a work that will surely entrance a whole new generation of readers. Highlighting a forgotten classic that has been out of print for nearly half a century, this is a fictionalized biography of Jonathan Swift and his tragic relationships with "Stella" and "Vanessa," updated to a time during and after World War I. Luxurious, angular, and poetic, it is a story unlike any other.

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"A novel by a great poet is something more than fiction--it not only tells a story, it illuminates life with a vividness of which only her genius could be capable."

ISBN: 9780720612257
ISBN-10: 072061225X
Series: Peter Owen Modern Classic
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 13th January 2007
Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Type: New edition

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