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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Babel Tower follows The Virgin in the Garden and Still Life in tracing Frederica Potter, a lover of books who reflects the author's life and times. It centers around two lawsuits: in one, Frederica -- a young intellectual who has married outside her social set -- is challenging her wealthy and violent husband for custody of their child; in the other, an unkempt but charismatic rebel is charged with having written an obscene book, a novel-within-a-novel about a small band of revolutionaries who attempt to set up an ideal community. And in the background, rebellion gains a major toehold in the London of the Sixties, and society will never be the same.From the Publisher:
"An overwhelming literary experience ... rich and often exhilarating."
-- Washington Post Book World
"Byatt is critical yet empathetic, universal yet specific, emotionally direct yet intellectually playful ... A great, big sweep of a story."
-- Miami Herald
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Descripción Random House, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0679405135
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Descripción Random House, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0679405135