Pearls: Philip O’Connor

Fitzrovia was a national social garbage centre. But its inhabitants had the sweetness as well as the gameness of humanity gone off. They lived a life of pretence among themselves, and the successful ones pretended also to become outsiders…The uprooted in England, such a small minority, are more uprooted than anywhere else, due to the profundity of English conventions, which can support such a mass of unconventionality merely as a social headdress.

Further reading
Strange Flowers guide to London: part 2
…and more Fitzrovians

 

 

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4 comments

  1. “…the successful ones pretended also to become outsiders…” Isn’t that another English convention?

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  3. Peter O'Connor

    Where did you get that photo? Was it in the Barrow book?

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