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28-07-2016

Nicholas Murray is the author of several biographies, and it is literary biography – and in particular his acclaimed life of Huxley – that he discusses here with George Miller.

From our heartbeats to our breathing, to the feel of walking or running, we are programmed to respond to rhythm. No wonder we react so viscerally to the rhythm of words. Bill Kirton says rhythm is as important to prose as to poetry, as well as to songs of protest and football chanting. It may not be in our bones, but it’s a basic aspect of how we survive.
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