Literary Birthday – 8 June – George Lamming

Happy Birthday, George Lamming, born 8 June 1927, died 4 June 2022.

Three Quotes

  1. The architecture of our future is not only unfinished; the scaffolding has hardly gone up.
  2. In a way reading is like eating, whatever goes into the body has some influence on the metabolism. You are absorbing things.
  3. I was always taken by language—the arrangement of words—and that was the appeal of Jane Austen… I would say my influences really came from those writers whose prose had a certain kind of music

George Lamming was a novelist, essayist, and poet from Barbados. He was the author of In The Castle Of My Skin.

Source for photograph Carl Van Vechten, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 8th June 2015