John Davenport

  • Norman Douglas

    From England JOHN DAVENPORT, author, editor, and playwright,contributes this memoir of his friend Norman Douglas, the iconoclastic Scot best known for his wry fantasy, South Wind. The eclectic Douglas,one of the last Europeans,”diplomat, lawyer, zoologist, traveler, and author of twenty books, is here presented as a figure of brilliant and almost baffling variety. He appears, also, as an Epicurean who scorned idealism and loved reality with an energy which never flagged.