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Laurence Sterne and the modern American novel

There are three kinds of fiction: historical, biographical and anecdotal. Lord of the Flies, for example, is fictional history, describing a series of events taking place over a defined period … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Reader’s Diary, 22 October 2014

The Nobel Prize for Literature caused less of a stir in England this year, when it was awarded to French novelist, Patrick Modiano, than it did last year, when it … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment