Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Rhapsody (Edwards) 204

I loved Dorothy Edward's Winter Sonata, so I was keen to get hold of Rhapsody to read as well. This is a book of short stories by Edwards which pre-dates Winter Sonata. As I wrote in my ealrier post, Edwards only wrote one novel and some short stories before tragically committing suicide at the age of 21.

The stories have similar themes and settings to Winter Sonata; they feature country houses, walks, and a world which was very different to Edwards' socialist upbringing and then fairly poor adulthood. Music is a recurrent motif. Not my favourite short story collection but certainly interesting to read as a companion to Winter Sonata.

Like Winter Sonata, it was just published once by Virago with this original green cover.

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