Culture Vulture: Dickens was wrong about buskers

The famous author thought they were a nuisance, but there is nothing like a live performance, and I love cities for the cavities in which music and art thrive

Charles Dickens was never a fan of buskers.

He once wrote that on a daily basis, he was "interrupted, harassed, worried, wearied, driven nearly mad, by street musicians".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 20, 2019, with the headline 'Dickens was wrong about buskers'. Print Edition | Subscribe