CBE ( Sir Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson 11 August 1913 – 31 May 1991) was an English novelist, short-story writer, biographer and critic.
The opportunities for heroism are limited in this kind of world: the most people can do is sometimes not to be as weak as they’ve been at other times.
Malcolm Cowley (ed.) Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, First Series (New York: Viking Press,  1959) p. 261.
The impulse to write a novel comes from a momentary unified vision of life.
The Wild Garden (London: Secker & Warburg, 1963) p. 149.
People are able to live with only half a heart, to live without real compassion, because they are able to use words that are only forms.
Interviewed in Iona Review no. 3 (Fall 1972).
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His fiction – radical, satirical, polyvalent, sexually courageous, global – extended the mainstream novel, and led it somewhere else. Still not fully recognized, he was one of Britain's greatest late-twentieth-century writers.
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