Unlimited [Business Book] Þ On a Balcony - by David Stacton ✓

  • Title: On a Balcony
  • Author: David Stacton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Hardcover

  • On a Balcony is devoted to the 14th century and the Pharaoh Ikhnaton, his sister wife Nefertiti, the sculptor Tutmose, and the rivalry his religion of Aton brought to Egypt and its then current cult of Amon.
    David Stacton
    Aka Bud CliftonDavid Derek Stacton 1925 1968 was a U.S novelist, historian and poet He was born on 25 April 1925 in Minden, Nevada Stacton attended Stanford University from 1941 43, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1951 He served in the Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector then lived in Europe from 1950 1954, 1960 1962, and 1964 1965 Stacton wrote under the pseudonyms Carse Boyd, Bud Clifton, David Dereksen and David West Most of his books were originally published in England He died of a stroke 19 January 1968 in Fredensborg, Denmark.Stacton s novels are often low in dialogue, and his better novels are instead full of his witty scornful comments on his characters and life At his best Stacton had an epigrammatic style and enjoyed a sophisticated irony, although antipathetic critics took him to task for pretentious vocabulary, a tendency to florid paradoxes, and anachronistic allusions i.e describing a 14th century Zen garden using phrases from Marianne Moore and Peter Pan In 1963, Time magazine praised his work as masses of epigrams marinated in a stinging mixture of metaphysics and blood and suggested that something similar might have been the result if the Duc de la Rochefoucauld had written novels with plots suggested by Jack London His other literary influences include Walter Pater, for his choice of characters with frustrated artistic and emotional longings, and Lytton Strachey for his witty attention to history Several of Stacton s novels feature homosexual characters prominently Fans of David Stacton include John Crowley, Thomas M Disch, and Peter Beagle.


    I don't really know where to start with this. I'm sure things happen, but I'm not sure what, exactly, happens because it's buried by such poetic prose. I'd be happy to overlook this I'd actually liked the prose but it did nothing for me. The characters were truly alien-like creatures, acting in ways that made it impossible to connect with them. There were numerous little tidbits in the story that were interesting, but were never developed (view spoiler)[(one such tidbit signposts the importance [...]

    It's a difficult book to read and a difficult one to review. Akhenaten's life and reign serve as a convenient backdrop against which the author seeks to depict the human condition. Sadly, it's a task that I fear may have been a little beyond his abilities. The end result is a book which lacks the required poignancy, and at times sounds contrived and conceited.

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