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This review is from: The Sea, The Sea (Paperback)
The Sea The Sea is a portrait of a man who, Prospero like, retires to live in solitude by the sea and declares himself to have abjured the magic and illusion which have been woven into his career in the theatre. Becoming obsessed with a childhood sweetheart who by coincidence is living in the village, he sets in motion a chain of events which throw a spotlight onto his own psyche and its attitudes towards love, jealousy and the nature of the world.
This complex novel is in turn an intelligent study of a man towards the end of his life, a nostaligic story of love, and a gripping tale of madness. Set against the alluring menace of the sea, it will charm and entrance you throughout.