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De La Mare, Walter Memoirs of a Midget

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""For centuries to come this book will inspire imaginative people"

Praise for Walter de la Mare and "Memoirs of a Midget"

"For centuries to come, this book will inspire imaginative people.Beyond all doubt, it will be an ingredient of future poetry."Rebecca West

"It may be read with a great deal of simple enjoyment and then it sticks like asplinter in the mind."Angela Carter

"It seems to me a perfect, utterly original novel, and no one but a poet could havewritten itThe book is totally idiosyncratic and yet there isn't a line you couldn'tidentify yourself with."Harry Mathews

"One of the strangest and most enchanting works of fiction ever written."Alison Lurie

"De la Mare's masterpieceIt acts upon the reader like a ghostly visitation, at once unsettling and revelatory.""Washington Post"

"Here is a great book.""New York Times Book Review"

"Sentences, pages, whole chapters cause us to catch our breath.""Atlantic Monthly"

"After a long period of neglect de la Mare may be beginning to be seen as the remarkable writer that he is."John Bayley, "New York Review of Books""

Praise for Walter de la Mare and Memoirs of a Midget

-For centuries to come, this book will inspire imaginative people. Beyond all doubt, it will be an ingredient of future poetry.---Rebecca West

-It may be read with a great deal of simple enjoyment and then it sticks like a splinter in the mind.---Angela Carter

-It seems to me a perfect, utterly original novel, and no one but a poet could have written it...The book is totally idiosyncratic and yet there isn't a line you couldn't identify yourself with.---Harry Mathews

-One of the strangest and most enchanting works of fiction ever written.---Alison Lurie

-De la Mare's masterpiece...It acts upon the reader like a ghostly visitation, at once unsettling and revelatory.---Washington Post

-Here is a great book.---New York Times Book Review

-Sentences, pages, whole chapters cause us to catch our breath.---Atlantic Monthly

-After a long period of neglect de la Mare may be beginning to be seen as the remarkable writer that he is.---John Bayley, New York Review of Books

About the Author:

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) wrote numerous novels, short stories, essays, and poems. He was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Memoirs of a Midget. Other major works include the children's novel, The Three Royal Monkeys, Henry Broken, and The Return.

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