The Crookes of Epping by Barry Dickins

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May 1985, no. 70

The Crookes of Epping by Barry Dickins

Pascoe Publishing, $5.95 pb, 156 pp

The Crookes of Epping by Barry Dickins

by
May 1985, no. 70

I must declare an interest. Dickins was once a student of mine and is still a friend. Readers of this review are invited to exercise their reservations.

I believe The Crookes of Epping is in the tragi-comic tradition of Charlie Chaplin which reaches back to one of the world’s greatest books, Don Quixote. In it pathos is as important an element as humour, wit and absurdity. It also has a connection with the earliest Greek Comedy in which the celebration of the God Dionysus was an important element.

Frank Kellaway reviews 'The Crookes of Epping' by Barry Dickins

The Crookes of Epping

by Barry Dickins

Pascoe Publishing, $5.95 pb, 156 pp

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