Ved Mehta: Fly and the Fly-bottle: Encounters with British Intellectuals

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In the years 1961-62, Ved Mehta, celebrated journalist, memoirist, and intellectual in his own right, wrote a series of articles for The New Yorker magazine that recounted, with vivid description and lively dialogue-transcriptions, his lengthy conversations with philosophers and historians associated with Oxford and Cambridge universities, the London School of Economics, and New College, London. The articles were published in book-form in 1963 (Atlantic Monthly Press) as Fly and the Fly-Bottle: Encounters with British Intellectuals. In 1965 it appeared in paperback as a Pelican Book; in 1983 it was reissued by Columbia University Press as a Morningside Book with a 7-page …

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Czynski, Konrad. "Fly and the Fly-bottle: Encounters with British Intellectuals". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 December 2011
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