Teaser Tuesday: Pat Barker’s Regeneration

TEASER TUESDAYS is hosted by MizB at Should be Reading. The idea is to share a couple of “teaser” sentences from a random page in your current read. I currently have two books on the go; one of them is Regeneration, by Pat Barker.  Set during World War I, it is a fictionalized account of Siegfried Sassoon, a poet who refused to return to the front after an injury, and found himself in a war hospital, being treated for supposed shell-shock.

Everything about the poem suggested that Sassoon’s attitude to his war experience had been the opposite of what one normally encountered.  The typical patient, arriving at Craiglockhart, had usually been devoting considerable energy to the task of forgetting whatever traumatic events had precipitated his neurosis.

page 25, Regeneration, by Pat Barker

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4 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: Pat Barker’s Regeneration

  1. Interesting observation – sounds like a good book.

    I don’t usually read more than one book at once but at the moment I am reading Sharon Kay Penman’s When Christ and His Saints Slept, which is my teaser for this week:

    http://misadventuresofmoppet.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/teaser-tuesday-when-christ-and-his-saints-slept-by-sharon-kay-penman/

    and for light relief via DailyLit, Louisa May Alcott’s Behind a Mask, which was my last week’s teaser:

    http://misadventuresofmoppet.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/teaser-tuesday-behind-a-mask-by-louisa-may-alcott/

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