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First 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 Details

ISBN: 9781566630252
ISBN-10: 1566630258
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 126mm x 22mm)
Pages: 310
Imprint: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United States


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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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