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King’s Kove, New Axis is a new, 1950s American suburb and the ten interconnected stories of Little Ed and his family that make up Charles Newman’s first novel (published in 1966) revolve around the everyday events of neighbourhood and home. Newman was brought up in just such a suburb, somewhere north of Chicago, and clearly the world of New Axis is one that the author knew well. The book’s cover suggests surreality and a hint of satire, but from a British perspective these are hard to detect. In ...more
Actually from 1966 not '68 as stated above. It isa set of short stories revolving around a family and their neighbours in an early suburb, the D's: Big Ed a real estate developer, his bored wife Nora, and their son Little Ed. We are presented with non-chronological snapshots through their life. It is rather terrible early sixties, Updike-like stuff. You can see why it has been forgotten because it just isn't that great. There is not yet the ecstatic use of language (maybe something like Richard ...more
Charles Hamilton Newman was an American writer, editor and dog breeder. Newman’s best-known work is The Post-Modern Aura, a scathing critique of contemporary culture that, unusually for a work of criticism, was reviewed and discussed in over thirty magazines, including general interest publications such as Time.More about Charles Newman...