Michael Irwin, 2 April 1981
Show More The Country by David Plante.
Gollancz, 159 pp., £6.95, March 1981, 0 575 02938 2Show More
The Radiant Future by Alexander Zinoviev, translated by Gordon Clough.
Bodley Head, 287 pp., £7.50, March 1981, 0 370 30219 2Show More
Farewell to Europe by Walter Laqueur.
Weidenfeld, 310 pp., £6.50, March 1981, 0 297 77870 6Show More
“... The Country, which is concerned with old age, death and family bereavement, is adroitly restricted to an account of four visits. The first two, at intervals of a year, are paid by Daniel Francoeur, an American writer long resident in London, to his aging parents in Rhode Island. He finds them unhappy, constrained by repressed hostility and old disappointments ...”