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In Youth Is Pleasure: & I Left My Grandfather's House by Denton Welch

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First published in 1945, In Youth Is Pleasure is a beautiful and unassuming coming-of-age novel by the English writer and painter Denton Welch (1915-1948). Painfully sensitive and sad Orville Pym is 15 years old, and this novel recounts the summer holiday after his first miserable year at public school--but as in all of Welch's work, what is most important are the details of his characters' surroundings. Welch is a Proustian writer of uncanny powers of observation who, as William Burroughs writes, makes the reader aware of the magic that is right under his eyes. Also included in this edition is the first U.S. publication of I Left my Grandfather's House. This first-person account of an idyllic walking tour in the British countryside undertaken when Welch was 18 makes a fascinating companion piece to the fictionalized, though no less autobiographical, In Youth Is Pleasure.

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In Youth is Pleasure is a beautiful and unassuming coming of age novel. Welch, who began to write after an accident left him partially paralyzed, is a Proustian writer of uncanny powers of observation. "Denton Welch makes the reader aware of the magic that is right under his eyes.... It is time Denton received the attention he deserves". — William Burroughs.

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In youth is pleasure — I left my grandfather's house.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781878972132
Foreword:
Burroughs, William
Author:
Burroughs, William
Foreword by:
Burroughs, William S.
Foreword:
Burroughs, William S.
Author:
Welch, Denton
Publisher:
Exact Change
Location:
Cambridge Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.90x5.90x.60 in. .85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In Youth is Pleasure is a beautiful and unassuming coming of age novel. Welch, who began to write after an accident left him partially paralyzed, is a Proustian writer of uncanny powers of observation. "Denton Welch makes the reader aware of the magic that is right under his eyes.... It is time Denton received the attention he deserves". — William Burroughs.
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