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By B S Johnson

With an advent via Toby Litt

In his heyday, throughout the Nineteen Sixties and early Seventies, B. S. Johnson used to be one of many best-known novelists in Britain. A passionate suggest for the avant-garde, he turned well-known for his forthright perspectives at the way forward for the unconventional and for his detailed methods of placing them into perform. Johnson acknowledged of the acerbically comedian and exuberant Albert Angelo that it used to be the place he ‘really came across what he could be doing’. On web page 163 of this striking publication is likely one of the such a lot astounding traces in English fiction. yet you might want to commence on the beginning.

The eponymous Albert is an architect through education yet a provide instructor out of necessity. Feeling that he's failing at either, and haunted through a failed love affair, he starts off to query what he desires to in attaining. utilizing a few unique narrative thoughts Johnson makes an attempt to breed existence (and its travails) as heavily as attainable via fiction, whereas while revelling within the impossibility of any such task.

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