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Malcolm Stanley Bradbury was born in Sheffield on September 7 1932. He was a sickly child and as a young man was featured in the Lancet with "before and after" photographs. He had had a heart operation which, it was said, might help him reach 50. He never played games; he became bookish and later wrote scathingly about the modern fetish of "lycra-dandies" for "physio-porn". "Human flesh," he observed, "was intended as a highly imperfect and disappointingly mortal carapace for the housing of something a good deal better, the human mind."

Malcolm Stanley Bradbury was born in Sheffield on September 7 1932. He was a sickly child and as a young man was featured in the Lancet with "before and after" photographs. He had had a heart operation which, it was said, might help him reach 50. He never played games; he became bookish and later wrote scathingly about the modern fetish of "lycra-dandies" for "physio-porn". "Human flesh," he observed, "was intended as a highly imperfect and disappointingly mortal carapace for the housing of something a good deal better, the human mind."

Reviews

MALCOLM BRADBURY writer & critic

CREMINS: Nice work, indeed. Which is not, I should point out, an allusion to the title of a campus novel by Malcolm Bradbury — it’s the title of a campus novel by Malcolm’s virtual double, David Lodge. How often they were confused became a running joke between the two writer-academics; it didn’t help that as a visiting professor Lui-Lodge was assigned Moi-Malcolm’s vacant office (or possibly it was the other way around); another Lodge novel is entitled Changing Places.