This inside story of a revolution in a probably mythical South American country is told from a doubly private view; that of...

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DEATH AS A WAY OF LIFE

This inside story of a revolution in a probably mythical South American country is told from a doubly private view; that of a cripple, outside the plot who is secretly collecting the private papers of the people implicated to write this book about them. His analysis and reconstruction of events is extremely roundabout, full of hints and digressions about happenings yet to come, and difficult to follow both in facts, and in the long, involved sentence structure. What occurred, as revealed in the end, is indeed dramatic, bloody, complex, and is finished off with a striking surprise denouement but the involuted style tends to diminish the interest, while the removed viewpoint reduces the characters themselves as well as the tragedy in which they are submerged. Special.

Pub Date: May 11, 1964

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1964