Sunday, 12 May 2013

Gormenghast, mon amour

I love Gormenghast, my spiritual home. This article by John Gray is worth reading for those who share that love or want to know about the castle/city/earldom/state/world over which Titus, 77th Earl of Groan, reigns.

This is why I love dusty, decrepit, deeply old-fashioned Bucharest. My other Gormenghast was the House of Lords where I had my first job, in the days when it was mostly hereditary peers.

I always thought John Gray intellectually second rate - I considered that I could drive a coach and horse through the arguments in his articles in the New Statesman = but I think more of him now I know that he likes Gormenghast. 

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