Quite A Good Time to be Born: A Memoir: 1935-1975

David Lodge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lodge_(author) and http://literature.britishcouncil.org/david-lodge) novelist, English Literature Professor and literary critic offers a most interesting memoir here. One of the principal themes is inhibition, how you overcome it and the moral and practical consequences of that conquest – a sexual (and also a social and at times an intellectual) journey with, Lodge implies, many a consolation in store for the restricted once their shackles are hurled aside. Roman Catholic guilt and conscience are never far away. David Lodge himself is a highly representative specimen from a central strand of 1950s social and cultural life: the upwardly mobile grammar school boy from a lower-middle-class home, driven forward by educational opportunities that his parents could only dream of, and lured into academe by the prospect of a degree and a superior white-collar job. As reportage and sociology of the second half of the twentieth century (as much as memoir) this is a solid good read. If you have lived through this period, a lot of the observation will chime with you. Why not give it a try? Enquire at your local library or available at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quite-Good-Time-Born-1935-1975/dp/1846559502/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424001722&sr=8-1&keywords=quite+a+good+time+to+be+born


496 pages in Harvill Secker

First published 29 January 2015

ISBN 978-1846559501


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David Lodge


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