is the patrick wright bio of uwe johnson any good?As well as Monument Maker mentioned previously (which I’m enjoying even if it is a formless mess.) I’m also reading the latest Percival Everrett - his I am Not Sidney Poitier was one of my favourites last year - this is similarly a mix of playful narrative styling with much to say about identity and racism in the US. As well as these, I’ve got the Patrick Wright biog of East German writer Uwe Johnson - more like an act of psychogeography than a straight life of the artist. There’s Laura Elkin’s book on Paris on the go and I’m re-reading Dance to the Music of Time (up to 5th volume.) it seems like a lot but I don’t watch much telly and my kids have left home. (I’m not far off finishing the Cantos which I started in January.)
this article makes it sound pretty decent
A new book tries to unravel the mystery of why celebrated east German author Uwe Johnson ended up spending his final years in a Kent seaside town.
has anyone read any uwe johnson?