The Ghost Road | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Tony Gould

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Critical Review by Tony Gould

SOURCE: "Undertones of War," in New Statesman & Society, Vol. 8, No. 372, September 29, 1995, p. 57.

In the review below, Gould remarks favorably on The Ghost Road.

[The Ghost Road] is the final volume in Pat Barker's impressive trilogy of novels about the first world war. The first, Regeneration, is set in Craiglockhart, the war hospital famous (in literary history, at least) as the place where Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen met, and centres on Sassoon's clinical relationship with the psychologist and anthropologist W H R Rivers. The second, The Eye in the Door, in which Rivers again plays a major role, also deals with historical events—the ill-treatment of pacifists and the hounding of homosexuals. The Ghost Road links Rivers' past, and his fieldwork in Melanesia, and his hospital work with victims of "shell-shock" as...

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