Injury Time: A Memoir
Injury Time: A Memoir is, according to D. J. Enright, the third 'kind of commonplace book' in his trilogy of autobiographical reflections which include Interplay: A Kind of Commonplace Book (1995) and Play Resumed: A Journal (1998). In Injury Time, Enright continues his personal narrative and ruminates wittily on a life devoted to the written word. Opening with some observations about the general condition of modern, Western culture, Enright harks back to his own literary and philosophical predecessors and compares their views on contemporary culture with his own. From Monica Lewinsky and transsexuality on Coronation Street to Emily Dickinson's assumptions about faith and William Hazlitt's Liber Amoris (1823) - a 'frightful mishmash of mawkishness' - Enright's anecdotal style provides us with an entertaining and fascinating insight into one of the most sophisticated and humane figures in British literary life.
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