Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Just Williams

"Just Williams" by Kenneth Williams: A Brief Review
Just as the Victorian era was that of "Life and Letters" (in three volumes!) written after death by admirers or family, so our era seems to be that of the autobiography, in which various people tell us about themselves, rather than leaving the task for posterity. Nevertheless, some autobiographies are better than others. This one by Kenneth Williams is more interesting than most because, from an early age, he consistently kept a diary. That means that he is able to tell us not just about events, but what he felt at the time. I would highly recommend it.

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