Patrick Wright is an English writer, teacher and broadcaster. He is the author of On Living in an Old Country (1985), A Journey Through Ruins (1991), The Village that Died for England (1995), Tank: the Progress of a Monstrous War Machine (2000), Iron Curtain: From Stage to Cold War (October 2007) and Passport to Peking: a Very British Mission to China.
I’ve never been much taken by the thought of ‘Art for Art’s sake’. However, I am interested in the way the visual arts can operate as a kind of social allegory: a way of thinking that dramatises, deliberately or otherwise, the tensions of contemporary life.
Jan 22, · October 22nd, | Posted in: Articles General, Englishness and British national identity, Heritage & History, Music. I spent part of last summer writing a long review of Timothy Neat’s two volume biography of Hamish Henderson, the poet and campaigner who made such a profound contribution to the Scottish folk revival in the 1950s and 1960s.