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“On Chesil Beach”, by Ian McEwan

A meditation on Hardy, Forster and Larkin, with all McEwan’s levers in full working order: newly-weds, one called Florence [Forster], their honeymoon in Dorset ending (sort-of) tragically [Hardy], and the main tension being that pre-60s sexual repression destructively and messily … Continue reading

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“The Go-Between” and “Where Angels Fear to Tread”

Leo Colston is, like Steerpike, Mole and Charles Ryder, a middle-class observer of the English aristocrat in 20th-century decline. Of the three, Mole remains a na├»ve observer, whereas the other two follow the contemporary developments in quantum physics by causing, … Continue reading

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