Laura Del-Rivo, Where is My Mask of an Honest Man?

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Where is My Mask of an Honest Man?

(2013), the first short story collection by Laura Del-Rivo (b. 1934), contains seven tales written over the past ten years. One of these, “J Krissman in the Park”, had previously appeared in the annual anthology

The Best of British Short Stories

(2013), edited by novelist Nicholas Royle (b. 1963).

Mask

, with 93 pages of main text, develops and extends the style and themes of Del-Rivo’s three published novels,

The Furnished Room

(1961),

Daffodil on the Pavement/Animals

(1967), and, in particular,

Speedy and Queen Kong

(2004). The stories are packed with distinctive phrasing – Del-Rivo rarely writes a commonplace sentence – and focus on marginal figures in an interzone between a realistic London of market traders and greasy spoon cafes, mainly in…

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Citation: Tredell, Nicolas. "Where is My Mask of an Honest Man?". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 November 2013 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35065, accessed 29 February 2024.]

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