William Golding’s crisis | Books | The Observer

Posted: March 13, 2012 by Lee in feature

Many thanks to Cornish Literature reader Peter Jenkin, who noticed that Patrick Gale was not the only Cornish writer to be featured in The Observer last Sunday.

Precipitating a BBC Arena documentary on the life of William Golding, to be broadcast this Saturday (17/3/12) on BBC2 at 9.30pm, Robert McCrum, one of his former publishers, has written a feature on the novelist, with input from his daughter, Judy. Reading the article, I’m reminded of A.L. Rowse’s problems which he ascribed to having a working-class Cornish background in the predominantly upper-middle class academy of the mid-twentieth century. I wonder if anyone has ever analysed Golding’s depression in light of his conflicting childhood and middle-age circumstances?

William Golding’s crisis | Books | The Observer.

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