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Eyeless in Gaza

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Approx. 143,000 words

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The snapshot had become almost as dim as memories. This young woman who had stood in a garden at the turn of the century was like a ghost at a cockcrow. His mother, Anthony Beavis recognized.

— First lines

The thing that had made life worth living all these months was precisely the pain of his bereavement.


Life's so ordinary that literature has to deal with the exceptional.... That's why the inhabitants of imaginative literature have always been recruited from the pages of Who's Who.


"[Football is] the greatest English contribution to civilization.... Much more important than Parliamentary government, or steam engines, or Newton's Principia. More important really than English poetry. Poetry can never be a substitute for war and murder. Whereas games can be."

— Last lines


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See also:

Robert Graves

I, Claudius

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