Esteemed writer and critic Francine Prose, the author of 24 books, including My New American Life and Reading Like A Writer, on The Water Theatre, by Lindsay Clarke, which is finally available to North American readers from NYRB Lit.
Until I read Lindsay Clarke’s The Water Theatre, I could never have imagined… . so enjoying a book in which a set of characters that may remind us of an Evelyn Waugh novel subsequently reveal themselves to be more like characters from Graham Greene. Or that novel in which they appear would turn out to be something much closer to Somerset Maugham’s The Razor’s Edge, but with the search for enlightenment and redemption moved closer to home, from the Far East to the northern Italian countryside.
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