Extract 2: ‘Prometheus: Fire and Poetry’ from THE INKY DIGIT OF DEFIANCE by Tony Harrison

To mark Tony Harrison’s 80th birthday, we’re pleased to share one of his most erudite pieces on post-Communist Europe and his film Prometheus (1998), taken from the newly published The Inky Digit of Defiance: Selected Prose 1966–2016. This richly varied selection of Tony Harrison’s provocative prose of the last fifty years, edited with a foreword by Edith Hall, presents a lifetime’s thinking about art and politics, creativity and mortality.


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Selected Prose 1966–2016

is available here.