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Revived Modern Classic #0670: Death of a Man

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Publisher Comments:

From Publishers Weekly Boyle's memorable novel, first published in 1936 and long out of print, and set in the Austrian town of Feldbruck from February to July of 1934, is at once a love story and a chilling political drama. Romance blooms between Prochaska, the resident doctor at the town hospital's ward for infectious diseases, and Pendennis, a young, married American tourist. The attraction between the two is immediate and potent, but as their involvement deepens, Pendennis becomes aware of Prochaska's work for the Nazi party, which many Feldbruck citizens cling to in the hope that it will rescue Austria from economic depression. The lovers' clash is as emphatic as their affinity; as spring wears on, Pendennis's antipathy grows, until she declares to Prochaska that you take your orders, you swallow it all down along with your pride and your sense or whathaveyou One day they're going to put a pretty little uniform on you . . . and say, 'Now you run along to war, dear,' and won't that be a lot of fun? The collapse of the affair seems as inevitable as the tragic, impending war. The novel is reprinted here with an introduction in which Burton Hatlen of the University of Maine elucidates why Boyle's sympathetic view of Prochaska does not signify support of fascism, and with a brief, illuminating afterword by Boyle.

Synopsis:

The subtlety and precision honed by Boyle in her acclaimed short stories are used in Death of a Man to describe the tragedy of a society pushed to the edge by circumstance but as yet unaware of the dangers, the incipient evil, of the course its is choosing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811210898
Introduction:
Hatlen, Burton
Author:
Hatlen, Burton
Introduction by:
Hatlen, Burton
Introduction:
Hatlen, Burton
Author:
Boyle, Kay
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
Revived Modern Classic
Series Volume:
105
Publication Date:
19890531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
338
Dimensions:
7.98x5.41x.89 in. .84 lbs.

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Product details 338 pages New Directions Publishing Corporation - English 9780811210898 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The subtlety and precision honed by Boyle in her acclaimed short stories are used in Death of a Man to describe the tragedy of a society pushed to the edge by circumstance but as yet unaware of the dangers, the incipient evil, of the course its is choosing.
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