Deaf Sentence by David Lodge


Linguist Prof Bates is going deaf. He makes embarrassing mistakes when people are talking to him.

Is his deafness the source of his bad luck or is it just exacerbating the effects of his own inadequacy at his wife’s success, his own aging and the inevitability of our mortality and his dwindling career.

One thing is sure – if we wasnt deaf then he would have completely avoided potential disaster by involvement with an unstable young student with a bizarre choice of project of study.

David Lodge writes with skill, knowledge and insight. This is a good read.

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