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Nov 192014
 
Fuse Book Review: Into the Labyrinth of Fragmentary Memories -- The Novels of Patrick Modiano

The prose of Patrick Modiano, this year’s Nobel prizewinner, has a distinctive French style whose directness and grammatical limpidity by no means exclude semantic depth and complexity.

Oct 242014
 
Fuse Book Review: The Novels of Mathias Énard -- Probing the Intersection of Politics and Conscience

Although Street of Thieves is less accomplished than Zone, it once again displays how Mathias Énard is seeking new ways to talk political issues in precise, often gripping prose.

Oct 062014
 
Fuse Book Review: “The fuzzy cinema of certain key events of my life” - Frankétienne’s “spiralist” novel "Ready to Burst"

Ready to Burst is a compelling, intricately structured story told in resourceful, oft-poetic language by a influential Haitian poet and novelist.

Sep 222014
 
Fuse Book Review: "In Certain Circles" and "The Last Lover" -- The Powerful and The Disappointing

Elizabeth Harrower’s In Certain Circles is a stunning novel about class and marriage and power; Can Xue’s The Last Lover is a tedious surrealistic farce.