Impatient Apparition

I have been reading John Aubrey recently, how it was common to see visions, apparitions and lions wandering as lightning strikes in the Agora- or perhaps the seasons are out of joint-out of synch.   And anyway you didn’t phone me at home to tell me why you were not coming today as you do… Continue reading Impatient Apparition

Anthony Powell and John Aubrey

Recently the famous leftist, Perry Anderson, wrote two articles in the London Review of Books about Anthony Powell comparing his work with that of, amongst others, Proust.Additionally, Hilary Spurling has recently written an acclaimed biography https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/09/anthony-powell-gets-the-superb-new-biography-he-deserves/ I had quite recently read one of Powell’s early works “The Afternoon Men” I find Powell’s account in Dance to… Continue reading Anthony Powell and John Aubrey