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The Old Men at the Zoo

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Set in a near future (the novel was first published in 1961 and is set in the period 1970-73), this is Angus Wilson's most allegorical novel, about a doomed attempt to set up a reserve for wild animals. Simon Carter, secretary of the London Zoo, has accepted responsibility and power to the prejudice of his gifts as a naturalist. But power is more than just the complicated game played by the old men at the zoo in the satirical first half of this novel: it lies very near to violence, and in the second half real life inexorably turns to fantasy - the fantasy of war.This tense and at times brutal story offers the healing relationship between man and the natural world as a solution for the power dilemma.

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Author(s):
Angus Wilson
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0571248489
ISBN-13:
9780571248483
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Title:
The Old Men at the Zoo

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Set in a near future (the novel was first published in 1961 and is set in the period 1970-73), this is Angus Wilson's most allegorical novel, about a doomed attempt to set up a reserve for wild animals. Simon Carter, secretary of the London Zoo, has accepted responsibility and power to the prejudice of his gifts as a naturalist. But power is more than just the complicated game played by the old men at the zoo in the satirical first half of this novel: it lies very near to violence, and in the second half real life inexorably turns to fantasy - the fantasy of war.This tense and at times brutal story offers the healing relationship between man and the natural world as a solution for the power dilemma.

Author(s):
Angus Wilson
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0571248489
ISBN-13:
9780571248483
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Title:
The Old Men at the Zoo

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