Serpent’s Tooth: An autobiographical novel by Roger Milliss

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May 1985, no. 70

Serpent’s Tooth: An autobiographical novel by Roger Milliss

Penguin, 481 pp., $9.95

Serpent’s Tooth: An autobiographical novel by Roger Milliss

by
May 1985, no. 70

Serpent’s Tooth is a massive, sprawling novel. It is panoramic in its vision of twentieth century social and political history, and meticulous in its rendering of one man’s struggle to sustain the mighty ideal his father has inspired in him.

In his father’s footsteps, Roger Milliss takes up the challenge of communism not only as an alternative to capitalism, ‘a rival system of ideas, a strategy and set of tactics that would challenge the hegemony’, but also as a personal vocation.

Darren Tofts reviews 'Serpent’s Tooth: An autobiographical novel' by Roger Milliss

Serpent’s Tooth: An autobiographical novel

by Roger Milliss

Penguin, 481 pp., $9.95

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