The Eye of Childhood
John Updike, Graham Greene, William Boyd, Susan Hill, H. Lawrence, Saki, Penelope Lively, Bernard MacLaverty, Frank Tuohy, Morley Callaghan
Edited by John Escott and Jennifer Bassett
What does it feel like to be a child? Learning how to negotiate with the unpredictable adult world, learning how to pick a path through life’s traps and hazards, learning when the time has come to put away childish things. The writers of these short stories show us the world as seen from the far side of the child-adult divide, a gap that is sometimes small, and sometimes an unbridgeable chasm.