The Times Literary Supplement
David Caute's project is an ambitious one which deserves critical respect. He has published three books, each independent in itself but together forming a comprehensive work with the general title The Confrontation. This title, like those of the three separate books, has multiple meanings. Among them: confrontation with society; the writer facing himself as a writer; opposition between generations; left versus right.
The first part of the trilogy is a play, The Demonstration; the second, an essay, The Illusion; the third, a novel, The Occupation. The central character of the play and the novel, as well as the supposed author of the essay, is Steven Bright, an English...
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