Missing Persons: An Autobiography
This memoir by the late distinguished classicist tells of Dodds' travels from China to San Francisco, his encounters with literary figures including Yeats, Eliot, Auden, and MacNeice, and his conflicting educations in Belfast, Dublin, and Oxford. The result is a moving account of one man's instinctive search for an identity in a time of deep moral, political, and aesthetic confusion.
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MOTHERS BOY i
LEARNING TO SAY T
INTERLUDE IN SERBIA
Our Birmingham garden
A PARADISE AND TWO POETS
LOOKING FOR WORK AGAIN
The author in 1977 photographed by Fay Godwin
INTERLUDE IN CHINA
A DYING INDUSTRY?
LAST ESCAPES FROM OXFORD
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