George: An Early Autobiography

George: An Early Autobiography



The Pequod Review:

Emlyn Williams's autobiography George will likely be of interest to only a narrow audience (those interested in the very early life of a mid-century British playwright and actor), but his prose has a witty and engaging style:

I was not impatient for September, and spent the weeks walking about, and tranquilly reading. Though I was capable of seeing myself as the romantic lad with his foot on the first rung, my mind was not yet embracing the reality: that I was a child whose shrouded future was now indicated. For though from the fringe where I stood, the forest looked impenetrable, my path lay dimly defined: a tiny clearing burnt, nettles flat to the ground. Yet I had no thought of any next turn in the trail, but waited, and read. I was still sleepwalking.