Peter Washington

Kierkegaard & Chocolate

The Man Who Went into the West


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Byron Rogers begins this charming and deftly written book about R S Thomas with a meditation on the question which ought to keep literary biographers awake at night: Why bother? Thomas himself put the matter succinctly in conversation with Rogers when he said that all we need to know about a writer’s life is in the work. The rest is gossip.

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