The Bloater

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.25 X 7.95 X 0.39 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811234566

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About the Author

Rosemary Tonks (1928-2014) published two poetry collections and six novels, and wrote for The Observer, The Times, The New York Review of Books, The New Statesman, and Encounter, and presented poetry programs for the BBC.

Reviews

Uncommonly good.-- "The Guardian"
Writing like this?--?a bit of Rhys, a bit of Knut Hamsun, a bit of Wyndham Lewis, a bit of Muriel Spark, overlaying the everlasting Shakespeare/Austen/?Brontë/George Eliot marriage drama?--?is far too beautiful and accomplished to be kept off the shelf. It catches like nothing else the smogs, the rodentine genes, the murky post-War grays, the lurking sexual violence of London, between Hangover Square and Carnaby Street.--Michael Hofmann "Poetry"
The Bloater delights us by its wit, relish, and new-minted metaphors.-- "Daily Telegraph"
Redolent of Swinging-Sixties London, Tonks's brilliant sex comedy reveals sobering depths beneath its flashing surface... the revival of this beguiling 1967 novel restores a truly original voice to the shelves; a must.--David Wright "Library Journal"