Wednesday, April 05, 2023


More than a few pints of Guinness with Steve in the Mayfair Tavern last night. We semi regularly have a civilised couple after work, but Rebecca is away on some old friend's birthday celebration abroad somewhere and we stuck it out until the bitter end.

We spoke, naturally and as one does, of RyĆ«nosuke Akutagawa.

Steve had recommended to him to me the last time we met and I had spent my monthly Audible coupon on "In a Grove" then listened to it when driving to Cardiff.

It is a masterpiece. How often is it that one is introduced to an author who is not new and of whom one had never previously heard?

Not often enough.

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