Earl Lovelace - The Schoolmaster

The Schoolmaster

“Earl Lovelace’s second novel is modest in intent and succeeds through a kind of iron self-discipline and restraint in building up a highly compact and convincing diagram of the impingements of modern life…on a remote modern village in the interior of Trinidad which wants a school and a schoolmaster…Lovelace writes with a singularly truculent acuteness, both in narrative and in the dialogue which captures West Indian speech rythyms so convincingly….THE SCHOOLMASTER is quite unlike anything a British author could produce, being its own enviable thing, absolutely” Robert Nye, Guardian

“Earl Lovelace writes like a man who has just discovered language and is amazed. Each word is a revelation” The Times

“A novelist of intelligence and sensibility” Sunday Times