Covered faces and exposed psyches
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 @ 00:08
Michael Wheeler reads an allusive novel,
Toby's Room, by Pat Barker
THE year 1914 - an entry in the world's long chronology that,
when spoken, sounds like a muffled bell. As we approach the
centenary of this historical watershed, we might dust down our old
notes on "The origins of the First World War", or catch yet another
documentary, or revisit the so-called "war poets", now set texts in
literature courses, whose images of unrelieved gloom are contested
by some modern historians.
Or we can turn to Pat Barker's recent and highly praised ...
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