Rayner Heppenstall The Blaze of Noon

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The Blaze of Noon

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This is a story told in the first person by a blind man. His name is Louis Dunkel, and he is a masseur. The scene is Cornwall, where he is staying at the house of a patient, Mrs. Nance, whose niece, Sophie, falls in love with him. Their affair, momentarily broken by the strange intrusion of the far more seriously afflicted Amity Nance, is recounted in a prose of great delicacy and precision. `The Blaze of Noon' was written in 1938 and first published the following year in circumstances which Mr. Heppenstall amusingly describes in a prefatory note to the present edition. The book carried a warmly commendatory foreword by Elizabeth Bowen.

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Rayner Heppenstall (1911–1981) was a poet, novelist, journalist, and translator who is remembered as a forerunner of the nouveau roman and regarded as the forefather of such experimental writers as Alain Robbe-Grillet, Angela Carter, and Anthony Burgess. Blaze of Noon is universally regarded as his masterpiece. Gareth Buckell is the author of Rayner Heppenstall: A Critical Study.

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"It will not date. It is written more like a novel one might imagine being written in ten or even twenty years hence. We may all be more European by then."  —Elizabeth Bowen, author, The Death of the Heart

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