Sunday, 11 August 2013

Dinner with Watts-Dunton and Swinburne at The Pines, Putney

In the World’s Classics series put out by O.U.P. in that exquisite 6x4 format with its dust jacket intact for €4 I got English Critical Essays: XX Century. An essay by A.C. Benson (1862 - 1925), one of the Benson boys that I have written about here
meet the bensons
and elsewhere, was well worth the testoon.

It is on Theodore Watts-Dunton and it was published in Life and Letters, Dec. 1932). When you read it you will see why posthumous publication was advisable. The detail of the heavy brown socks drying on the fender; but I’ll be quiet. Over to you Benson:


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