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1969. 120 pages. Good condition vintage Penguin paperback. Great reading copy. Pages may be yellowed or foxed and covers may show signs of scuffing or shelf wear. Fast dispatch, international shipping. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A House in Order was Nigel Dennis' third and final novel, first published in 1966. "A quizzical pleasure...This civilized conundrum is about a nameless man captured in a timeless war in an anonymous country who manages to survive in a greenhouse, where he is most protected as well as most exposed...An antiseptic little man, a cartographer by profession, a horticulturist by avocation, he spends a first night in an abandoned, mucky greenhouse and is very happy to be permitted to stay on there, tending his 283 plants...However he lives in the fear that every day will be his last..." (Kirkus Review). "A parable of human anguish raised to an existential level". (Time). "A haunting allegory that has influenced my writing". (Diane Johnson (Lulu in Marrakech, Le Divorce)).
About the Author: Nigel Dennis (1912-1989) was born in England and educated variously in Rhodesia, South African, Austria and Bavaria. He wrote too little but for all that there were three novels (and one that was disowned), four plays, a volume of poetry and three works of non-fiction. For twenty years he was the lead reviewer for the Sunday Telegraph. His study of Jonathan Swift, one of his heroes as his own mastery of satire suggests, won the Royal Society of Literature award. Faber Finds is reissuing his three novels: Boys and Girls Come Out to Play, The Cards of Identity and A House in Order.
Titel: A House in Order
Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd
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