Memories and Hallucinations is an imaginative and deftly constructed pattern of memories, poems, ideas, reflections and dreams. It move from an apparently serene and happy childhood in Cornwall, to present-day Herefordshire, to under-graduate days in Oxford and troubled times between, both in Britain and abroad. Within the loose framework of a series of analytical sessions, D. M. Thomas explores his vivid memories of people, places, emotions and reactions. He examines the genesis of his novels with a fascinating analysis of their inspiration and evolution. He also writes about his relationships; research; the suicide of a close friend; teaching; accusations of plagiarism; National Service; encounters with mediums; illness; Armenia, Russia and Bulgaria; family and other trees... a kaleidoscopic maze that crystallises into a highly readable and absorbing picture of a man - as poet, novelist, translator and academic; as son, lover, husband and father.
Dust jacket very good, boards very good.
Excellent pages, very little edge wear.