GIVE ME POSSESSION by Paul Horgan

GIVE ME POSSESSION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Two young people, privileged and protected from reality, face the exigencies of today's world, bracketed by two world wars, and manage to grow to maturity singularly untouched. The background shifts from ""golden California"" of materialistic wealth to wartorn France, where David Bonbright experienced a first shock of reality. This story is told almost as an interlude- a flashback- in the record of a marriage, as superficial as the principals engaged in it. There seems to me an inadequate deepening of experience and realization in David's brief encounter with the French village girl to justify the sterile pattern of David and Angela growing up to a maturity no less shallow than their youth.

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1957
Publisher: Farrar, Straus