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Descrizione dell’editore

“The best novel by a British writer . . . It is also the finest novel about the First World War” – Anthony Burgess

Some Do Not … is an unforgettable exploration of the tensions of a society facing catastrophe, as the energies of sexuality and power erupt in madness and violence.

Some Do Not … is the first volume of Ford Madox Ford’s celebrated four-novel sequence tracing the trauma of the First World War through the experiences of Christopher Tietjens. The book introduces the major themes and characters of Parade’s End.

Tietjens, a brilliant civil servant from a wealthy Yorkshire land-owning background, is troubled by the reckless infidelities of his wife, Sylvia, and his own feelings for Valentine Wannop, a suffragette. The outbreak of war takes him to the Front, where he suffers shell-shock, and he returns to England to try and piece his life together.

“The best novel by a British writer . . . It is also the finest novel about the First World War” – Anthony Burgess

“The finest English novel about the Great War” – Malcolm Bradbury, Guardian

“There are not many English novels which deserve to be called great: Parade’s End is one of them.” – W. H. Auden

“If Parade’s End is due for a revival it’s not for its large historical or philosophical truths but because it is panoramic and beautifully written. It is a condemnation of the brutal senselessness and stupid waste of war.” – Edmund White, New York Review of Books

“Possibly the greatest 20th-century novel in English, I've come to think.” – John Gray, New Statesman

GENERE
Fiction e letteratura
PUBBLICATO
2019
2 settembre
LINGUA
EN
Inglese
PAGINE
312
EDITORE
Woolf Haus Publishing
DIMENSIONE
900.1
KB

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