Re: Pronouncing writers' names right
Interesting to learn how Anthony Powell is pronounced as to me that seems a distinctly Irish way of pronouncing it.
The 'ea' in names like Heaney, Reagan, etc. is often pronounced differently in different parts of the country, but the poet is indeed always Hee-ni.
I'm trying to think of a way to pronounce Iris Murdoch other than Eye-ris Murdock. Murdoch, w. 'ch' as in 'chair'? Ee-ris? Myur-doak?
the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on the dissecting table. . .