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Ronald Blythe
(1922-____) born on
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English writer, editor. He is best known in his native England for his Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village (1969), a portrait of agricultural life in Suffolk from the turn of the century to the 1960s.
         
   
F
To be old is to be part of a huge and ordinary multitude . . . the reason why old age was venerated in the past was because it was extraordinary.

R
As for the British churchman, he goes to church as he goes to the bathroom, with the minimum of fuss and no explanation if he can help it.
A
The ordinariness of living to be old is too novel a thing to appreciate.
N
He longed to be lost but he couldn't bear not to be found.
K
Old age is . . . a lot of crossed off names in an address book.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The View in Winter," 1979.
R: The Age of Illusion."
A: "The View in Winter," 1979.
N: On T. E. Lawrence, "The Age of Illusion," 1964.
K: "The View in Winter," 1979.
   


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