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A: David Mercer Pf: 1970, London Pb: 1970 G: Pol. com. in 2 ...

Mercer, David

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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...many works for TV, helping to establish that medium as an important forum for serious drama, and several for the stage, including Ride a Cock Horse ( 1965 ), Flint ( 1970 ), After Haggerty ( 1970 ), and Cousin Vladimir ( 1978 ), about a Soviet dissident's appalled reaction to a morally derelict Britain. Mercer's work, though written from a Marxist stance, tended to concentrate on individuals desperately trying to discover themselves and achieve wholeness in a world he found bewildering, oppressive, and painful on both personal and public...