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Regeneration



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Author: Pat Barker

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Publish Date: 21 Jun 2011

ISBN-13: 9780141030937

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Preface

A Hay Festival and The Poole VOTE 100 BOOKS for Women Selection

The modern classic of contemporary war fiction – a Man Booker Prize-nominated examination of World War I and its deep legacy of human traumas.

‘A brilliant novel. Intense and subtle’ Peter Kemp, Sunday Times

Craiglockhart War Hospital, Scotland, 1917, and army psychiatrist William Rivers is treating shell-shocked soldiers. Under his care are the poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, as well as mute Billy Prior, who is only able to communicate by means of pencil and paper. Rivers’s job is to make the men in his charge healthy enough to fight. Yet the closer he gets to mending his patients’ minds the harder becomes every decision to send them back to the horrors of the front. Pat Barker’s Regeneration is the classic exploration of how the traumas of war brutalised a generation of young men.

This is the first novel in Pat Barker’s Man Booker Prize-winning Regeneration Trilogy:
I: Regeneration
II: The Eye in the Door
III: The Ghost Road

‘A vivid evocation of the agony of the First World War and a multi-layered exploration of all wars. A fine anthem for doomed youth’ Time Out

‘A novel of tremendous power’ Margaret Forster

‘Unforgettable’ Sunday Telegraph

‘One of the strongest and most interesting novelists of her generation’ Guardian
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About the Author

Pat Barker was born in Yorkshire and began her literary career in her forties, when she took a short writing course taught by Angela Carter. Encouraged by Carter to continue writing and exploring the lives of working class women, she sent her fiction out to publishers. Thirty-five years later, she has published fifteen novels, including her masterful Regeneration Trilogy, been made a CBE for services to literature, and won awards including the Guardian Fiction Prize and the UK’s highest literary honour, the Booker Prize. She lives in Durham and her latest novel is The Silence of the Girls.
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Table of Contents

A brilliant novel. Intense and subtle Peter Kemp Sunday Times
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