Thursday, November 07, 2013

Aneurin Bevan and Doris Lessing

Bit of a curio: Welsh Marxist political heavyweight Aneurin Bevan deep in conversation with literary heavyweight Doris Lessing in October, 1957. Not sure what the function was but Bevan had always been an avid devourer of literature. From an early age he was a precocious reader, borrowing books from the library of the Tredegar Workmen's Institute. His literary influences included HG Wells, Jack London and Thorstein Veblen.

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