By Charles Ritchie
Charles Ritchie’s first quantity of diaries, The Siren Years, created a sensation while it used to be released in 1974. in addition to profitable the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction, it used to be hailed by way of reviewers on either side of the Atlantic. An urge for food for Life, his moment quantity, first released in 1977, bargains together with his adolescence in Halifax and his occupation at Oxford – the years while Charles Ritchie grew to become from a callow, blundering formative years right into a callow, blundering younger man.
As those diaries exhibit, Charles Ritchie had a pointy eye, a prepared ear, a hugely constructed feel of the absurd, and – regardless of his unsatisfied knack of touchdown ?at on his face – a radical “appetite for life.”
This is not just a hilariously humorous e-book, however it offers a bright photograph of 2 worlds – Halifax and Oxford within the mid-twenties – which are now long past. It additionally introduces us to an spectacular diversity of characters, however the so much brilliant of all is the younger Charles Ritchie himself.
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