Scenes of Revolutionary Life by Judah Waten

by
November 1982, no. 46
Mary Lord reviews 'Scenes of Revolutionary Life' by Judah Waten

Scenes of Revolutionary Life

by Judah Waten

Angus & Robertson, 176 pp, $9.95 hb

Scenes of Revolutionary Life by Judah Waten

by
November 1982, no. 46

At seventy-one Judah Waten is not just another old soldier who refuses to fade away. Nor is he a man who keeps writing books out of habit. He is a born storyteller who writes when he has something to tell us. And the more he writes, the more powerful and persuasive his fictions become.

Scenes of Revolutionary Life is a brilliant achievement; the work of a man at the peak of his power. Subtle, richly panoramic, and at the same time a splendid character study, this book tells the story of Torn Graves from youth to retirement age, his dedication to the Communist movement and his yearning to be a great writer, his love affair with Maggie Carlton, a brilliant student at Melbourne and later an Oxford don, and his unconsummated passion for Nadine Rose, Secretary for the Bloomsbury Branch of the Communist Party.

Mary Lord reviews 'Scenes of Revolutionary Life' by Judah Waten

Scenes of Revolutionary Life

by Judah Waten

Angus & Robertson, 176 pp, $9.95 hb

You May Also Like

Leave a comment

If you are an ABR subscriber, you will need to sign in to post a comment.

If you have forgotten your sign in details, or if you receive an error message when trying to submit your comment, please email your comment (and the name of the article to which it relates) to ABR Comments. We will review your comment and, subject to approval, we will post it under your name.

Please note that all comments must be approved by ABR and comply with our Terms & Conditions.