The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle

By: Palinurus

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ISBN
9780140285543
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
176
Dimensions
111 x 181mm

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Third Series

Written during the Second World War, during a time of personal grief, The Unique Grave is both a powerful vision of a civilisation that has endured since classical times and a contemplation of the human condition in all its darkness and absurdity. Palinurus, the inward-looking artist, meditates on marriage, religion, art and literature, finding consolation from the bleakness of the world in thought, in the wisdom of antiquity and in the mind's ability to reason.
'Exquisite, mad melancholy... both a touchstone and a permanent terror.'
The Times

'A classic for all time, a dossier of his and others' thoughts on life honed to a glinting sharpness. Cynical, comical, passionate by turns, he is especially brilliant on love and sex.'
Duncan Fallowell, Sunday Times
ISBN:
9780140285543
Publication Date:
01 / 10 / 1999
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
111 x 181mm

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