I Live Under a Black Sun
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Edith Sitwell’s novel, I Live Under a Black Sun, is a true forgotten classic. Garlanded with extravagant praise on its release, it was reprinted several times but fell into neglect and has now been out of print for almost fifty years.
Although it takes its inspiration from the life, writings and correspondence of the great Irish satirist Jonathan Swift, I Live Under a Black Sun is set during and after the First World War. The novel follows Jonathan Hare, writer and misogynist, a character very much based on Swift, through his tragic relationships with two women who are likewise based on real people in Swift’s life. Luxurious, angular, poetic,and sprinkled with allusions to Swift’s most famous works and correspondence, I Live Under a Black Sun is a work that will surely entrance a whole new generation of readers.
PUBLISHER: Peter Owen
PUBLICATION DATE: 1st August 2007
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