Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Pat Barker

Pat Barker's fine novel Regeneration, set in Craiglockhart Hospital in Edinburgh in the First World War, is again on the Leaving Certificate course, and our V form will be studying it in the coming year as part of their comparative module. Today, Barker is interviewed in the Guardian by Sarah Crown about her new novel, Life Class, also set in WWI (and now in our Library) :-

"What she likes about writing about the first world war, she explains, is that it has become the archetype for other wars; by writing about it, she is writing by proxy about all the wars going on today".

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