Letter: Talking 'bout his generation

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Sir: For Bryan Appleyard to dismiss an entire generation's interests and adorations is bad enough, but when he holds them up for comparison against the 'superior' tastes of later generations I feel compelled to complain. It is not for him to pass judgement on the relative merits of successive youth cultures, for it is impossible to embrace the succeeding ones in the same innocent, passionate way one did the first.

Mr Appleyard, with all his wisdom and experience, should know better than to dissect something that is not for him.

Yours faithfully,


London, W4

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