Under Saturn by Michael Wilding

Reviewed by
March 1989, no. 108
Helen Daniel reviews 'Under Saturn' by Michael Wilding

Under Saturn

by Michael Wilding

Black Swan, 239 pp, $12.95 pb

Under Saturn by Michael Wilding

Reviewed by
March 1989, no. 108

Often collections of stories seem to me idle gatherings of chance acquaintances, sometimes uneasy with their companions. While the random can offer pleasures of its own, it can mean narrow-minded stories offended by their wilder and noisier neighbours, together a matter of squabble and disharmony. The four long stories that comprise Michael Wilding’s new work, Under Saturn, have instead a creative discord. Each one is self-contained, yet the movement of counterpoint among the four brings to Under Saturn the unity of a single composition, a quartet of variations on a theme.

Helen Daniel reviews 'Under Saturn' by Michael Wilding

Under Saturn

by Michael Wilding

Black Swan, 239 pp, $12.95 pb

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