Vision Quest

Every Eye

Isobel English

Boston: Black Sparrow/David R. Godine, $23.95, 152 pp.

Isobel English (1920-94) had a brief but distinguished literary career that established her as a highly original stylist. From 1954 to 1973, this British writer published three novels and a collection of stories. Several of her stories first appeared in Commonweal. English’s work has long been out of print, but now her second novel, Every Eye-a wonderfully idiosyncratic, compressed exploration of identity, vision, and will-has been...

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About the Author

Valerie Sayers, chair of the English Department at Notre Dame, is the author of six novels, including The Powers.