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A Dancer in Darkness

David Stacton
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571296064
Date Published
15.11.2012
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Summary

‘Dancer in Darkness is a unique three-way collaboration – the tragic tale of the murdered Giovanna d’Aragona, Duchess of Amalfi, as told in Renaissance Italian sources, then in The Duchess of Malfi, John Webster’s masterpiece of Jacobean revenge and fate, and now here by David Stacton, the literally incomparable American historical novelist. Black as stage velvet, Stacton’s version is as full of chilling insights and dreadful doings as Webster’s, but at bottom all his own.’ John Crowley (Little, Big, Engine Summer)

‘The prose of David Stacton is like that of no other writer. It suggests a corridor in a dark Gothic tower, ill-lit by tapers, at one end of which a gong sounds incessantly. Stacton’s gong clashes are malevolent aphorisms, asides spoken to Nemesis, hard little explanations of motive.’ Time

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David Stacton (1923-1968) was born Lionel Kingsley Evans in San Francisco. He attended Stanford University before serving in the Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector during World War II, eventually graduating from the University of California at Berkeley in 1951. Stacton went to Europe after college and ended up staying, in his words, ‘because I liked it and because…

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