By Malcolm Bradbury
After spending a 12 months instructing in an American college within the Nineteen Fifties, Malcolm Bradbury back to England merely to gain that his local nation had turn into approximately as mystifying to him because the American Midwest. As Britain marched towards a brand new decade, a lot of the rustic used to be altering inexorably, its agrarian previous paved over via suburban builders, its quiet traditionalism changed through beehive hairdos and glossy, glass-walled place of work structures. And so, to confront this curious second in British heritage, Bradbury grew to become to the sharpest software in his arsenal: humor. In All Dressed Up and Nowhere to head, he writes of a rustic balancing precariously at the boundary of 2 worlds, with the wry wit and keenly observant eye that experience made him one of many 20th century’s maximum satirists.
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