Eagles' Nest (1976, Peter Owen hardcover)

by: Anna Kavan

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Eagles' Nest by Anna Kavan / A 1976 hardcover reprint of this 1957 novel, published by Peter Owen (UK). The book is in excellent condition, with no marks inside. There is light wear to the dustjacket (remnants of a price sticker), which is now protected in mylar / not price-clipped / Jacket design by Keith Cunningham

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"A writer of such chillingly matter-of-fact, unself-pitying vigour that her vision transcends itself."--New Yorker.

In this powerful fantasy, Kavan describes the life of an individual who cannot face the harsh impact of modern civilization. Exploring the shifting territory between the concrete world and the world of dreams, she questions both the ultimate reality of personal identity and of existence itself.

"First published in 1957 and now re-issued, this novel is one of the finest examples of Anna Kavan's powers to explore 'the nocturnal worlds of our dreams, fantasies, imagination and non-reason'" (Anais Nin in The Novel of the Future)