prankishness


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This dialogue of self and soul (to borrow from Yeats) allows the author to play with some literary conventions and archetypes with a clever prankishness.
You could put the first fire down to prankishness but this time it appears vandals have broken in just to set fire to something.
Born in 1943 in Oxfordshire, Victor Anthony Stanshall's love of traditional jazz and art school prankishness paved the way for one of the most original pop acts of the 1960s.