Bennett - Three Stories
Three Stories by Alen Bennett
A collection of three “novellas” by one of Britain’s most celebrated authors. From his first appearance on the literary scene with Beyond the Fringe, Bennett’s output has been prolific – plays, short stories, and diary collections among them.
The characters he writes about are rooted in a particular social environment but the issues they raise are of more universal appeal: the essential isolation of human beings within the protective social roles they have adopted or had thrust upon them, the gap between self-awareness and the capacity to change, the crippling power of propriety. All of these themes are relayed through a tone that is simultaneously ironic and tender.
For a full list of his work, see www.fantasticfiction.co.uk