VINTAGE LOVE, and other essays

: Nuttall (J.)

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168pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2018

 

A series of autobiographical essays by Jolyon Nuttall.

"Writing in the first-person singular is one of the few means through which ordinary people can democratically engage with history. Jolyon Nuttall offers a vivid example of the way one human being organises his experience of time, thinks of the temporal structure of his own actions, encounters and experiences and ultimately curates his own life. In a style of writing whose clarity and precision are unmatched, he gives ordinary people, places and events a name and a face, turning history into society's memory." Professor Achille Mbembe, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER)

Journalist Jolyon Nuttall was General Manager of The Star and a director of Argus newspapers in the 1980s. He is the author of A Literary Friendship, on his father's lifelong relationship with Alan Paton. He lives in Cape Town.