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Clever but not kind
on 29 April 2015
I wonder what Tim Parks' neighbours and acquaintances made of his depiction of them as bigoted, superstitious, hypocritical, scrounging cheats? Presumably in his intellectual ivory tower he just didn't think that they would read a book and so be in a position to care.
I was upset at his callous indifference to the sufferings of the chained-up dog whose night-long agonies when ultimately poisoned were cheerfully rejoiced about about Parks and his wife.
Having since read the lengthy account of his own physical sufferings in "Teach us to Sit Still", I hope that he has now learnt some compassion.