A Season in the West

A Season in the West[Reading] ➸ A Season in the West Author Piers Paul Read – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Josef Birek a young dissident writer escapes from Communist Czechoslovakia to the West Birek already has a reputation his work smuggled into England has been published by the Comenius Foundation in Lo Josef Birek a young in the Epub à dissident writer escapes from Communist Czechoslovakia to the West Birek already has a reputation his work smuggled into England has been published by the Comenius Foundation in London translated Laura Morton the wife of a banker who had studied Czech at Oxford University When Birek comes to London Laura helps him find his feet introduces him into her circle of fashionable friends and he becomes her lover At first Birek is lionised but soon discovers that there is a down side to life in the free world. Although this book is almost a generation old it is still just as relevant now as it was thenIt talks about class the British way of life how we put far too much emphasis on materialism in our value calculations and how money appears to be able to buy exemption from behaving decently Most of the things at the root of so much malaise in the world and in the UK in particular are aired in this book which is what makes it so relevant and such a compelling readIt's taken me a long time to discover Piers Paul read but this book left me wanting a lot lot marvelous fare Josef Birek is a Czech dissident writer who escapes to England only to find that all the things he most loved about the West free enterprise religion Margaret Thatcher are treated with disdain He befriends Laura Morton a young bored bankers wife who uickly becomes infatuated with him This is one of Read's better books and contains his trademark mix of cynicism and moralism that is rarely found together in modern literature Schöne Sprache feine Ironie und interessanter Ansatz Jedoch wird man nach der Bekanntschaft mit dem Roman nur noch mehr von dem modernen Gesellschaftsmodell enttäuscht auch gibt es keinen einzigen Charakter dem man ernsthaft mitleiden kann Der Leser muss also schon eine gewisse Portion Zynismus besitzen um nach der Bekanntschaft mit dem Roman nicht dem Decadance zum Opfer zu fallen

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  • Hardcover
  • 238 pages
  • A Season in the West
  • Piers Paul Read
  • English
  • 06 September 2015
  • 9780436410048