I am Lazarus

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AuthorAnna Kavan
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I am Lazarus est un texte épais dont l’indice de diversité lexicale pointe à 7.768202. Il comporte 289483 caractères et 58681 mots dont 7554 différents.

I am Lazarus introduit un nombre restreint de protagonistes évoluant dans un environnement sans nom.

I am Lazarus, publiée pour la première fois en 1945, est une œuvre signée Anna Kavan. Elle a été éditée à 3 reprises, la dernière édition datant de 2013.

First published in 1945, the stories collected under the title I Am Lazarus are a brilliant summation of the war experiences of Anna Kavan in Blitz-era London, working among invalided soldiers at a ‘military neurosis centre’ in Mill Hill. Kavan’s view of the capital and some of its war victims in this momentous era are typically original and oblique: ‘Lazarus’ is a patient revived from catatonia who somehow remains institutionalized; the Blitz spirit is coolly stripped of cheeriness and never-say-die in ‘Glorious Boys and ‘Our City’; there is a Hithcockian horror story in ‘The Gannets’, while in ‘Who Has Desired The Sea’ and ‘The Blackout’ the ‘shell-shocked’ have ultimately only seen war exacerbate old, long-suppressed psychological wounds. Chilling but compassionate classics, the I Am Lazarus collection, republished now after many years, are essential documents of the time – and of Anna Kavan. (From the book jacket, first british edition published in 1945).

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I am Lazarus

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young man
boy said
two doctors
one another
tube station
quite different
anything else
English doctor
barbed wire
could see
Thomas Bow
blue carpet
old man
cherry tree
Ward Six
chief clerk
fair hair
long time
gym mistress
good deal

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doctor
Thomas Bow
patient

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289483

stats#has diversity indice

7.768202

stats#has unique word count

7554

stats#has word count

58681

coverage

London
Mill Hill Hospital
1940-1950

creator

http://openlibrary.org/authors/OL200810A

date

1945

description

First published in 1945, the stories collected under the title I Am Lazarus are a brilliant summation of the war experiences of Anna Kavan in Blitz-era London, working among invalided soldiers at a ‘military neurosis centre’ in Mill Hill. Kavan’s view of the capital and some of its war victims in this momentous era are typically original and oblique: ‘Lazarus’ is a patient revived from catatonia who somehow remains institutionalized; the Blitz spirit is coolly stripped of cheeriness and never-say-die in ‘Glorious Boys and ‘Our City’; there is a Hithcockian horror story in ‘The Gannets’, while in ‘Who Has Desired The Sea’ and ‘The Blackout’ the ‘shell-shocked’ have ultimately only seen war exacerbate old, long-suppressed psychological wounds. Chilling but compassionate classics, the I Am Lazarus collection, republished now after many years, are essential documents of the time – and of Anna Kavan. (From the book jacket, first british edition published in 1945).

subject

psychological fiction
psychiatric hospital patient
Second World War
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war writers

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I am Lazarus

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work manifested

I am Lazarus: short stories (1945)
I am Lazarus: Short stories (2013)
I am Lazarus Short stories (1978)