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While England sleeps

by David Leavitt

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Houghton Mifflin Co in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- London -- Fiction.,
  • Gay men -- Fiction.,
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid Leavitt.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3562.E2618
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21367376M
    ISBN 100395759374, 0395752868

    Set against the rise of fascism in s Europe, While England Sleeps tells the story of a love affair between Brian Botsford, an upper-class young English writer, and Edward Phelan, an idealistic employee of the London Underground and member of the Communist Party. Though far better educated than Edward, Brian is also far more callow, convinced that his homosexuality is something he will outgrow. Product Information. Set against the rise of fascism in s Europe, "While England Sleeps" tells the story of a love affair between Brian Botsford, an upper-class young English writer, and Edward Phelan, an idealistic employee of the London Underground and member of the Communist Party.

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    Set against the rise of fascism in s Europe, While England Sleeps tells the story of a love affair between Brian Botsford, an upper-class young English writer, and Edward Phelan, an idealistic employee of the London Underground and member of the Communist Party. The title echoes JFK's Why England Slept, but Leavitt's third novel (A Place I've Never Been, ; Equal Affections, ) is not primarily political: he uses the Spanish Civil War as a backdrop for his love story of two gay Englishmen. London, Recent Cambridge graduate Brian Botsford runs with an upper-class, left-wing crowd while he labors over his first novel and lives on checks from Author: David Leavitt.


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Set against the rise of fascism in s Europe, While England Sleeps tells the story of a love affair between Brian Botsford, an upper-class young English writer, and Edward Phelan, an idealistic employee of the London Underground and member of the Communist Party. Though far better educated than Edward, Brian is also far more callow, convinced that his homosexuality is something he will by: 6.

The publication of While England Sleeps created an old-fashioned transatlantic furor involving authors, publishers, critics, and lawyers. The well-known English poet Stephen Spender, at the age of.

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(John Fitzgerald), View full catalog record. While England Sleeps (Book): Leavitt, David: David Leavitt has earned high praise for his empathetic portrayal of human sexuality and the complexities of intimate relationships. Now Leavitt moves beyond precisely controlled domestic drama to create a historical novel set against the rise of fascism in s Europe.

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Brian's realization of what he has lost leads to the book's most wrenching segment.David Leavitt's "While England Sleeps" is a romantic adventure, a sprawling novel of star-crossed lovers set against a backdrop of placid pre-war English luxury and gritty Spanish Civil War : D.T.

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