A Love Story
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Aerodrome by Rex Warner
Book DescriptionFirst published in 1941, The Aerodrome is one of the few works of fiction in the twentieth century to understand the dangerous yet glamorous appeal of fascism and the less than satisfactory answer of traditional democracy-and to transmute their deadly opposition into terms of enduring art. Mr. Warner brilliantly invents, on one side, a thoroughly degenerate Village representing fallen man, and on the other side a great Aerodrome dedicated to ruthless efficiency. The ideological struggle between the idealistic Air Vice-Marshal and the hero-narrator from the Village is portrayed with poetry, narrative speed, and great simplicity of language. It is a great symbolic novel of our time. "The value of The Aerodrome as literature becomes increasingly apparent at each rereading ...an intensely original work."-Anthony Burgess. "A moral dialogue thrown into narrative form. It is humanity versus power, sprawling fife versus death-dealing regimentation...A parable worth reading."-New York Times. "The beauty of his prose, unsurpassed by any living English writer, has nothing to do with 'fine writing' but springs from a sound moral core and from an intelligence with the keenest edge."-C. Day Lewis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781566630252
(204mm x 126mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rex Warner
Confessions of Saint Augustine, Paperback / softback (June 2009)
In his 1,500-year-old "Confessions," Augustine of Hippo tells the story of his remarkable life, interwoven with his insights of endless wisdom. This contemporary translation features an inspiring new package. Revised reissue.
Men and Gods, Paperback (March 2008)
Edward Gorey's drawings complement this modern retelling of some of the most beloved myths of ancient Greece. Men and Gods is wonderful introduction to these thrilling tales for the uninitiated and the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with them.
Aerodrome, Paperback (December 2007)
Roy, coming of age in the messy, violent and adulterous world of the villagers, is simultaneously attracted and repelled by the aerodrome standing on a hill and by the powerful figure of the Air Vice-Marshal. Soon he has to leave his family, his friends and his love in order to join the aerodrome and confront the secrets of this mysterious place.
Fall of the Roman Republic, Paperback (February 2006)» View all books by Rex Warner
Taken from the "Lives", a series of biographies spanning the Graeco-Roman age, this collection describes the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157-43 BC. Deeply influential on Shakespeare and many other later writers, the works explore corruption, decadence, and the struggle for ultimate power.
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Author Biography - Rex Warner
Rex Warner (1905-1986) was one of the most original English novelists of his time. His other novels include The Wild Goose Chase, The Professor, and Why Was I Killed?
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