Friday, July 09, 2010

William Golding, Bob Dylan and Satan

A fantastic quote from the NYT review (which I won't link to because they're going behind a paywall soon) of John Carey's biography of William Golding:

Many of Golding’s misadventures involved drink. He fell a lot, missing couches he meant to sit on. After a 1971 dinner party, Golding destroyed a puppet of Bob Dylan that belonged to his host, the writer Andrew Sinclair.

“He had woken in the middle of the night, attacked it under the impression that it was Satan, and buried it in the back garden,” Mr. Carey writes.

There are just so many questions lining up to be asked....

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