Clancy Sigal (1926-2017) Weekend in Dinlock & E.P Thompson

In Uncategorized on July 26, 2017 by kmflett

Clancy Sigal the US activist and author who was part of the original British new left died on July 16th.

His Washington Post obituary is here:

Sigal knew E.P Thompson, who though he clearly found his personal style, difficult at times to work with and he briefly fictionalised Edward and Dorothy Thompson in his 1960 Penguin novel about a Yorkshire mining village, Weekend in Dinlock.

Sigal wrote:

Halifax in a light drizzle. The hills and wind-swept grey-green grass above Hollygate. I need instruction on what I have seen and so I stay with Charles, who is writing a book on miners and who teaches them and his wife, who is writing a book on the peasant revolts… And in his study on my last night in Halifax, Charles clears away the eighteenth century newspapers on his desk and listens carefully to what  I say about Dinlock and thinks about it and decides, ‘It is a backward place, you know’.



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