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C.P. Snow, The Search

· 19 May 2014 |  by Janantoon
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C.P. Snow, The SearchThe Search

C.P. Snow

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taal: Engels
gepubliceerd door: Macmillan
deze editie: 1959
bindwijze: gebonden
isbn: —
pagina’s: 343

verworven via: Abebooks

Nicolas Tredell:

The Search, C.P. Snow’s third published novel, traces the awakening, pursuit and eventual loss of a sense of scientific vocation. It followed two excursions into genre fiction, and is the kind of realistic novel with which Snow would become primarily associated: it explores the friendships, rivalries and enmities between men in a highly competitive and demanding professional world and also examines, to a lesser but significant extent, their erotic and emotional relationships with women. The Search dramatizes and analyzes the complex dynamics of hope, ambition, idealism, disappointment and failure in ways which anticipate Snow’s eleven-volume “Strangers and Brothers” series, but it is more than a trial run for the latter: it stands as a substantial novel in its own right and addresses some science-related issues more fully than any of his later fiction.

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