Neal Ascherson, 3 November 1983
Show More French and Germans, Germans and French: A Personal Interpretation of France under Two Occupations, 1914-1918/1940-1944 by Richard Cobb.
University Press of New England, 188 pp., £10.95, July 1983, 0 87451 225 5Show More
Still Life: Scenes from a Tunbridge Wells Childhood by Richard Cobb.
Chatto, 161 pp., £8.95, September 1983, 0 7011 2695 7Show More
“... novelists but who is also a pitiless judge when it comes to evil. But evil is not a category for Richard Cobb. He recognises naughtiness and nastiness, vanity, callousness, lust for blood, but – like a French Impressionist – utter black is not a colour for him. Cobb is most moving and persuasive when he speaks of women and fugitives. ‘A deserter cannot ...”