Hamilton, Patrick

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(1904-1962) UK author best known for plays like Rope (1929) and for several acute and supple novels of hopelessness in the UK of the 1930s; the most famous of these, Hangover Square; Or the Man With Two Minds: A Story of Darkest Earl's Court in 1939 (1941), is a split-personality murder mystery without any fantastic elements. His sf novel, Impromptu in Moribundia (1939), is a Satire through which a dreamlike exploration of another planet, where Earth's customs are seen inverted, provides an "upsidedown" distorting mirror; its attacks on modernism in literature are smart but intemperate. [JC]

Anthony Walter Patrick Hamilton

born Hassocks, Sussex: 17 March 1904

died Sheringham, Norfolk: 23 September 1962

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