In a Valley of This Restless Mind by Malcolm Muggeridge
In a Valley of This Restless Mind by Malcolm Muggeridge
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In a Valley of This Restless Mind by Malcolm Muggeridge

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From Evelyn Waugh, The Spectator 1938:

"In a Valley of This Restless MInd has affinities, in form, with Candide and, in temper, with Voyage au bout de la nuit. It is a highly symbolised and stylised autobiography whose range includes satirical reportage and something very near prophesy...The book combines the sense of futility of the twenties with the serious worldmindedness of the thirties...Several incidents illustrate Mr Muggeridge's attitude to lust, which is that of a surfeited and rather scared Calvinist. No one with an acute moral sense could take these passages for pornography; they will, however, be distasteful to those who shirk the theological implications of the word 'Lust'...Three major characters move through the types which throng the book - the left-wing political journalist, the perverted novelist and a mysterious and horrible Mrs Angel; all these are drawn with a precision and confidence that suggests portraiture. Mrs Angel, decaying, restless, tenacious of life, is the most remarkable of three triumphs of writing which, alone, would make the book valuable."

Published by Williams Collins Sons & Co, 1978 (first published 1938).

Hardback, good condition. 

ISBN: 0002163373