Souls in the Twilight (Paperback)Roger Scruton (author)
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As the lights that have guided us go out, people begin to wander in the twilight, seeking their place of belonging. In these stories, set in recent times, but before the blinding glare of social media, Roger Scruton describes the remembered landscapes of people who are not where they belong, and not quite where they wished to be. With unfailing lightness of touch, Scruton portrays characters who cannot let go of the past: Yusuf, set on a path of revenge that bears no relation to his teenage life; Bill who wanders the world in his imagination but cannot leave his suburban living room; Sarah, whose insane mission to save the Lebanese Christians brings disaster to the only person she loves; Veronica, whose determination to look the truth in the face wraps her young life in deception—all of them lost to their surroundings and yet touchingly seeking a home in them. Lovers of the short story will love these for their insight and poetic drama.
Publisher: Beaufort Books
Number of pages: 169
Weight: 222 g
Dimensions: 149 x 212 x 10 mm
Sartre said that fiction should "toss the reader from consciousness to consciousness". This will be the experience of the reader of Souls in the Twilight. In these brilliant and insightful stories Scruton turns the unpeeled gaze of a poet on the worlds he imagines with such psychological penetration. His perfect pitch for inner and outer voices makes his unforgettable, disturbing characters truly present. Souls in the Twilight will reverberate in the mind for a long time -- Raymond Tallis
"In [Scruton's] writings and reflections, elegiac but never despairing, human loss gives away to intimations of transcendence Scruton's multifaceted exploration of what it means to be a relational and responsible person is one of the great philosophical and literary projects of our time." Daniel J. Mahoney, The New Criterion
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