Tuesday, June 12, 2012

News at Eleven: In many respects it is remarkable that these poems

were written at all. Some were composed after Mr. [James] Fenton fled from Cambodia in 1975, just before it fell to the Khmer Rouge, or in Hong Kong, Germany and the Philippines, where he was posted on various assignments. They feature downtrodden hotels or bars, diplomatic dinners and country estates, reflecting the life of a journalist who finds himself continually displaced.

from The Economist: Flower Power


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