Friday, September 16, 2011

A good holiday read

Sunflower (Virago Modern Classics)Sunflower by Rebecca West

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


This book was written in the mid-1920's and published posthumously in 1986.  It is pure Rebecca West in acerbity and incisive observation.  It is clearly written out of incredible frustration caused by her relationship with H.G.Wells.  It is equally frustrating for the reader, because the work was never finished and her description of the protagonist (herself but the opposite of her) is so harsh.   As social commentary, it is interesting and damning.  Well worth reading.

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