Monday, January 04, 2010

A Day in the Life

Saw a snippet of Richard E. Grant's documentary about diaries and diarists and will watch on iplayer as it seemed pretty interesting - Tolstoy complaining about bowel problems and sex, and Joe Orton's detailing of sexual encounters in public lavatories. This started me researching Joe Orton who was the quintessential 60's Brit: swinging Islington, sex, a rising working-class intelligentsia, theatre, The Beatles... His defacement of public library books is hilarious. Check this link here for a few of the book covers. The six month punishment issued by the court isn't so funny.

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