Babel Tower

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 18, 2012 - Fiction - 640 pages
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The Booker Prize-winning author of Possession presents a stunning, contemporary story set against the clashing politics, passionate ideals, and shifting sexual roles of the early 1960s. In Byatt's vision, the presiding genius of the day seems to be a blend of the Marquis de Sade and The Hobbit. Peopled with weird and colorful characters, charted with brilliant, imaginative sympathy, Babel Tower is as comic as it is threatening and bizarre.
 

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User Review  - karl.steel - LibraryThing

You get: * Charles Fourier vs. Sade (in the novel, babbletower, within a novel) * An affectionate send-up of the medievalism and attractions to Apocalyptic Blake in 60s counterculture (and a perhaps ... Read full review

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User Review  - startingover - LibraryThing

I do find Frederica rather a frustrating character - a bit limp - or maybe I'm just annoyed by her liking for DH Lawrence (whom I can stand in only very, very small doses); and I find her marriage to ... Read full review

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ALSO BY A S BYATT 
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A. S. Byatt is the author of Possession. Her two novels that lead up to Babel Tower, tracing the fortunes of Frederica and her family through the 1950s, are The Virgin in the Garden and Still Life. Her other fiction includes Angels and Insects, The Shadow of the Sun, and The Game.

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