The Birds


Daphne du Maurier

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The East Wind

Du Maurier’s frequent mentions of the “east wind” evoke concerns about the spread of Communism across Western Europe and America. When “The Birds” was published in 1952, Western democracies were just beginning to see Communism…

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The Wireless Radio

The wireless radio to which Nat and his wife repeatedly turn for guidance ultimately comes to represent both their isolation and the broader failure of human technology to withstand a natural attack. A radio broadcast…

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