Book Club, 19th Dec. Jonathan Raban’s Soft City


Recommended by two of our group, Soft City was written in the early 1970s when Raban lived in London, and is “a vivid, often funny portrait of metropolitan life, Soft City is part reportage, part incisive thesis, part intimate autobiography, and a much-quoted classic of the literature of the city and urban culture.”

An interesting (and much later) piece by Raban himself:

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Last minute reminder – Battle of Ideas, Wednesday night, 14th November


I’ve mentioned it in previous post(s), but don’t forget tomorrow night’s ‘Triumph of the City‘ debate, at which I’ll be a panellist.  I know, standards are slipping.