Wednesday, April 28, 2021

People are Novels

New Statesman: Margaret Drabble on "The misrepresenting of Monica Jones." An excerpt:

Who would have thought that the life of Monica Jones, an unpublished and under-promoted lecturer in the English department at University College, Leicester, would prove to be such a page-turner? We all knew that she was Philip Larkin’s long-term lover, and we thought we knew that she was reactionary, racist, homophobic, awkward, hysterical and dowdy. How wrong we were, how wrong. 

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