Tuesday, May 26, 2020
he who shall not be named
the dandy unperson, from the dead centre year of the Bad Music Era
both Mancunian, Burgess and Moz
is the book choice an early indication of right-wing tendencies?
(1985 being a proto-Thatcherite dystopia / cacotopia - published 1978 - of near-future UK dominated by trade unions - and featuring a gang of hooligan truants from comprehensives where all the classes are about labour history and the crimes of British imperialism, who are hungry for literary mindfood and who hire a fired teacher to school them in the classics - the bookish thug = Moz wet dream)
cf the similarly eve-of-Thatcher Tory-fantasy-of-bureaucratic-socialist-dystopia 1990 by Wilfred Greatorex (wot a name!)
Ah I only just noticed the playful twist - in his other hand, an image of Paul Weller reading 1984
as it happens, Burgess started out as a socialist, then reverted to his parents's conservatism.
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