Untameable Saki

One hundred years after Saki's death in the Great War, his stories are still wickedly funny

By Fatema Ahmed   December 2016

In Saki's works, epicene young men or wild beasts shake up the stifling complacency around them © Pictoral Press ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

What Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916), or “Saki,” thought of his life and work is a mystery. After his death, his sister Ethel destroyed most of his papers and instead wrote a short biographical sketch of her brother, which was published in 1924. The most vivid…

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