THE GOLDEN HEART by Richard Strachey


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This for the young moderns; their elders will need guideposts and road maps through the intricacies of elisions and formlessness. In much the same vein as his Many Happy Returns (September 1933), though his application of the stream of consciousness method has gathered momentum and there is more of a symbolic quality to the story, with all its intricacies. Cocktail parties -- drunken orgies -- burlesque court scenes -- an idyllic love affair -- a staid and proper one -- and a third on the verge of spoofing -- rapidly shifting scenes and characters -- and a final sense of its all being a rather confused dream life. Sell to those who like the ultramodern key, and an obscure handling of the obvious.

Pub Date: April 9th, 1936
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace