An excessively tremulous,- one might say trying- first novel which verbalizes the emotional involution and confusion of a...

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DARKLING

An excessively tremulous,- one might say trying- first novel which verbalizes the emotional involution and confusion of a young artist in the outside world- and in a flutter of prose expresses all her malaise, her maladjustment. Cristabel, a frightened faun at best, drifts through fragile feelings and escape from feeling, idealizes her 'pure love' for an older professor, avoids the 'parody of love' she sees in the sexual inclinations of her contemporaries, pursues her virginal vagaries to an inconclusive end... Leave it alone.

Pub Date: Jan. 20, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1946