Cards of Identity (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

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9780141181219: Cards of Identity (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

This novel describes a summer session of the Identity Club at a remote country house. Waited on by brainwashed butlers and role-playing servants, the members of the Identity Club sit back and listen to a series of ludicrous lectures which anatomize English life.

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Nigel Dennis is the author of three novels, including A Sea Change and A House in Order, three plays, and several books of essays. Although born in Surrey, Dennis spent much of his early adulthood in the U.S. reviewing books for the New Republic and Time. He also translated works of the Austrian psychologist Alfred Adler, which provided him with material for Cards Of Identity.

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"One of the funniest, most penetrating novels since the early Aldous Huxley." - Time; "Nigel Dennis - no kin of mine, alas - tells a very funny story packed with secret smiles, soft snickers, and hearty laughter. His writing recalls Evelyn Waugh, Nancy Mitford, Angus Wilson, and even sometimes George Bernard Shaw, yet it is unmistakably and deliciously original. To read him is to love him." - Patrick Dennis; "I have read no novel published during the last fifteen years with greater pleasure and admiration." - W.H. Auden

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Dennis, Nigel
Editorial: Penguin Books Ltd (1999)
ISBN 10: 0141181214 ISBN 13: 9780141181219
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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, 1999. Estado de conservación: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP87375219

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Dennis, Nigel:
Editorial: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1955)
ISBN 10: 0141181214 ISBN 13: 9780141181219
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Descripción London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1955. Estado de conservación: Wie neu. Erstausgabe. First Imprint.. 369 Seiten. 20 cm.First Edition. Good Condition. Jacket designed by Lucien Freud. Guter Zustand. Schutzumschlag leicht gebräunt und mit minimalen Randläsuren. Aus dem Besitz der Gräfin Ledebur mit geprägtem Monogramm (Krone) auf dem Vorsatz. First printing of the UK edition of Dennis's second, and most famous, novel which he adapted to an equally outstanding play. - "One of the funniest, most penetrating novels since the early Aldous Huxley." - Time; "Nigel Dennis - no kin of mine, alas - tells a very funny story packed with secret smiles, soft snickers, and hearty laughter. His writing recalls Evelyn Waugh, Nancy Mitford, Angus Wilson, and even sometimes George Bernard Shaw, yet it is unmistakably and deliciously original. To read him is to love him." - Patrick Dennis; "I have read no novel published during the last fifteen years with greater pleasure and admiration." - W.H. Auden. - - A Scathing Satire On Psychology, Identity Theory And Class Prejudice; Cards of Identity is a scathing satire of psychology, identity theory, and class prejudice. The plot centers on an annual meeting of the Identity Club, a group of psychologists who come together to present "case histories" promoting their chosen theory of identity. These case studies (three of which are presented in the novel) are not scientific treatises, but fictional representations of characters in line with the author's biases. In fact, members of the Club aren't allowed to interact with actual patients when creating their stories. Surrounding this meeting is the equally bizarre story of the local townspeople, who are brainwashed and transformed into servants for the convention, and who end the book with a show-stopping Shakespearian play. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 445 Englische Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts, Anglistik, Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft, Geschichte, Gesellschaft, Politik, Originalsprache, Book is written in english, Literaturtheorie, Britain, Literaturgeschichte, Literaturwissenschaften Rotes Leinen mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Schutzumschlag. Nº de ref. de la librería 44770

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