The secret history of the twentieth century, continued

Tuesday 4 September 2007

Of course Firbank was “the” great formal innovator. He invented modernism, more so than Joyce really.

Harry Mathews, interviewed by John Ash.

He developed lung disease and died in Rome in 1926, discouraging friends from visiting him in his last weeks because of the poor quality of his wallpaper.

Author blurb, The Complete Ronald Firbank.