The quickening maze by Adam Foulds

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Published by Jonathan Cape in London .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Clare, John, -- 1793-1864 -- Mental health -- Fiction,
  • Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, -- Baron, -- 1809-1892 -- Fiction,
  • Poets, English -- 19th century -- Mental health -- Fiction,
  • Psychiatric hospitals -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction,
  • Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction,
  • London (England) -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementAdam Foulds.
GenreFiction
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6106.O95 Q53 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination258 p. ;
Number of Pages258
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23922720M
ISBN 100224087460
ISBN 109780224087469
LC Control Number2009396804

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Inafter years of struggling with alcoholism and depression, the great nature poet John Clare finds himself in High Beach-a mental institution located in Epping Forest on the outskirts of London.

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John Clare, a poet destined for a fair-to-middling place in the English canon, has. The Quickening Maze, as its title suggests, is at times enigmatic, particularly in the passages which describe the mental meanderings of several patients.

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