Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve

Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve

by Dannie Abse (Author)

Synopsis

Sharp, sad and romantic, Dannie Abse's reminisces tell of the private fortunes of a Jewish family in Cardiff amid the troubled tapestry of the times. Abse's famous autobiographical novel captures the enchantment of childhood and the first poignant problems of adolesence. Abse skillfully interweaves public and private themes so that the fortunes of a Jewish family in Wales are set against the backcloth of the period - unemployment, the rise of Hitler and Mussolini and the Spanish civil war.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Robson Books Ltd
Published: 30 May 2002

ISBN 10: 1861055188
ISBN 13: 9781861055187

Media Reviews
'Mr Abse writes beautifully and tenderly of the things he has seen and felt' The Times 'Acutely remembered, imaginatively told. Any but the youngest reader will be fascinated to catch the true ring of the thirties in a setting so different from his own. It is a clever, moving account.' Angus Wilson, Observer
Author Bio
One of Britain's most widely read and admired poets Dannie Abse has now retired from medical practice and currently broadcasts and reads his works widely in Europe and North America. Abse is the author of many books of poems, several works of fiction and an acclaimed autobiography, Goodbye Twentieth Century. He received an Hon. D. Litt. from the University of Wales in 1993.