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An edition of A Severed Head (1961)

A severed head.

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An edition of A Severed Head (1961)

A severed head.

  • 3.67 ·
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  • 9 Want to read
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  • 4 Have read
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Language
English
Pages
204

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Martin Lynch-Gibbon believes he can possess both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover. But when his wife, Antonia, suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional re-education. He attempts to behave beautifully and sensibly. Then he meets a woman whose demonic splendour at first repels him and later arouses a consuming and monstrous passion. As his Medusa informs him, 'this is nothing to do with happiness'.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: A severed head
A severed head
1978, Triad
in English
Cover of: A severed head
A severed head
1966, Avon Books
in English
Cover of: A severed head
A severed head: a novel.
1961, Viking Press
in English
Cover of: A severed head.
A severed head.
1961, Penguin Books in association with Chatto & Windus
in English

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Book Details


Published in

New York

Classifications

Library of Congress
PR6063.U7.S4 1961b

The Physical Object

Pagination
204 p. ;
Number of pages
204

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL20071367M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780140020038
ISBN 10
0140020039
Library Thing
5200
Goodreads
11253

Excerpts

'You're sure she doesn't know,' said Georgie.
added by lalala. "first sentence"
Violence, except on the screen, is always pathetic, ludicrous, and beastly.
Page 145, added by lalala. "Stood out to me"
I am a severed head such as primitive tribes and old alchemists used to use, anointing it with oil and putting a morsel of gold upon its tongue to make it utter prophecies. And who knows but that long acquaintance with a severed head might not lead to strange knowledge.
Page 182, added by lalala. "First mention of severed head as in the title"

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