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The Eye in the Door

Barker, Pat

Editore: Wheeler Pub Inc, 1996
ISBN 10: 156895350X / ISBN 13: 9781568953502
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Titolo: The Eye in the Door

Casa editrice: Wheeler Pub Inc

Data di pubblicazione: 1996

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Riassunto: The Eye in the Door is the second novel in Pat Barker's classic Regeneration trilogy. Winner of the 1993 Guardian Fiction Prize. London, 1918. Billy Prior is working for Intelligence in the Ministry of Munitions. But his private encounters with women and men - pacifists, objectors, homosexuals - conflict with his duties as a soldier, and it is not long before his sense of himself fragments and breaks down. Forced to consult the man who helped him before - army psychiatrist William Rivers - Prior must confront his inability to be the dutiful soldier his superiors wish him to be ...The Eye in the Door is a heart-rending study of the contradictions of war and of those forced to live through it. "A new vision of what the First World War did to human beings, male and female, soldiers and civilians". (A. S. Byatt, Daily Telegraph). "Every bit as waveringly intense and intelligent as its predecessor". (Sunday Times). "Startlingly original ...spellbinding". (Sunday Telegraph). "Gripping, moving, profoundly intelligent ...bursting with energy and darkly funny". (Independent on Sunday). Pat Barker was born in 1943. Her books include the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy, comprising Regeneration, which has been filmed, The Eye in the Door, which won the Guardian Fiction Prize, and The Ghost Road, which won the Booker Prize. The trilogy featured the Observer's 2012 list of the ten best historical novels. She is also the author of the more recent novels Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision, Life Class, and Toby's Room. She lives in Durham.

Recensione: The Eye in the Door is the second installation of Pat Barker's acclaimed and haunting historical fiction trilogy about British soldiers traumatized by World War I trench warfare and the methods used by psychiatrist William Rivers to treat them. As with the other two, the book was recognized with awards, winning the 1993 Guardian Fiction Prize. Here, Lieutenant Billy Prior is tormented by figuring out which side of several coins does he live -- coward or hero, crazy or sane, homosexual or heterosexual, upper class or lower. He represents the upheaval in Britain during the war and the severe trauma felt by its soldiers. The writing is sparse yet multilayered; Barker uses the lives of a few to capture an entire society during a tumultuous period.

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