The World is a Wedding

The World is a Wedding

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Bernard Kops’ autobiography of his early years in London’s East End through to his emergence as a major writer in Soho in the 1950s and his drug-induced madness in the 1960s has been re-issued.

‘The best East-end autobiography for many years. Kops allows life to flow over him, never losing his sense of sheer delight, in its size, its possibilities and its outrageousness’.
— the Guardian

'Brutal, grim, factual, but the mind that interprets is unfailingly dramatic, and exalts a most horrible history into a fantastical rhapsody.’
— New York Times

‘A writer of outstanding talent.’ — Sunday Times

‘A remarkable autobiography which blends loathing and love in an evocation of the city.’
— Evening Standard

‘These chapters of ‘The World is a Wedding’ rank with the fiercest pages of de Quincey’s ‘Confessions of an English Opium Eater’, Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Khan’, the dizzying abysses of Antonin Artaud’s ‘Theatre and its Double’, William Burrough’s dislocated junk world.’ — Jewish Quarterly

Bernard Kops celebrated his 80th birthday with a new BBC Radio 4 play and the launch of Bernard Kops’ East End last year. He is still writing plays. His Dreams of Anne Frank, first produced in 1992, tours internationally and Playing Sinatra, first produced in 1991 has again been revived in the USA.