There are resemblances to Virginia Woolf in Helen Dunmore’s awareness that much of family life lies in what is not said as much as in what is said.
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Perhaps in the future Michelle Hoover will let her very real talent take her into the unknown, where narrative and myth merge.
Iris Murdoch proves a wonderful companion: funny, honest, insightful, and courageous.
I urge anyone interested in the voice and or just terrific music to try to attend one of Mirror Visions’ concerts.
This novel about Thomas Hardy becomes not only the story of an odd triangle, but also a meditation on the nature of art.
We root for all of the ordinary folk who survived — and are still surviving even now — one of the bleakest and saddest periods in Russia’s history.
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The humor of Toole’s novel, its enjoyment of puncturing surfaces and pretensions, has been reduced to punch-line humor and one-liners.
One must be impressed by memoirist Matthew Spender, who refuses to descend into resentment or anything resembling self-pity despite a very strange childhood.
Death By Water plumbs the depths of the human condition in an entirely original way.