David Hayden: “Men Still Too Often See Their Writing as the Canon” — Literary Hub

One winter afternoon in 1981, I was between shifts as a kitchen porter in a big sea-front hotel in Blackpool. I had a brown manila pay packet in my pocket with £16 and change in it. I stood in a branch of W.H. Smith, looking at the classics. The books that I had not read.…

via David Hayden: “Men Still Too Often See Their Writing as the Canon” — Literary Hub

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