Jonathan Coe, Like a Fiery Elephant

Michael Wagg on the B. S. Johnson biography
B. S. Johnson
Michael Wagg (The Guardian) reviews Like a Fiery Elephant: The Story of B. S. Johnson: ‘Jonathan's Coe biography of the English experimental novelist BS Johnson kept me amused for most of the run of the show (I'm a slow reader and Hazzard was demanding). It's a dazzling book, as experimental and surprising as its subject. Johnson was an avant-garde polymath: novelist, poet, playwright, critic, filmmaker and football reporter. I loved the picture of him looking bored senseless at a Dulwich Group poetry reading.’ [Read More]

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