A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor
One of the finest twentieth-century English novelists, Elizabeth Taylor, like her contemporaries Graham Greene, Richard Yates, and Michelangelo Antonioni, was a connoisseur of the modern world’s forsaken zones. Her characters are real, people caught out by their own desires and decisions, and they demand our attention. The bestilled suburban backwaters she sets out to explore shimmer in her books with the punishing clarity of a desert mirage.
"Taylor has the genius of making her characters understood, sometimes with an almost frightening clarity, perhaps because she is compassionate as well as relentless in her delineation of them."—The New York Times
"Funny, savage and full of loneliness and suppressed emotion."—Rachel Cooke, The Observer
"It is time that justice was done to Elizabeth Taylor... All her writings could be described as coming into the category of comedy. Comedy is the best vehicle for truths that are too fierce to be borne."—Anita Brookner
"Elizabeth Taylor is finally being recognized as an important British author: an author of great subtlety, great compassion and great depth. As a reader, I have found huge pleasure in returning to Taylor’s novels and short stories many times over. As a writer I’ve returned to her too—in awe of her achievements, and trying to work out how she does it." —Sarah Waters
Publisher: NYRB Classics