Iris Murdoch proves a wonderful companion: funny, honest, insightful, and courageous.
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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.
Although there is a strangely dour tinge to this biography of Peggy Guggenheim, Francine Prose is ultimately fair.
Makine may be plagiarizing himself, which is a perfectly legitimate thing for a writer to do, but scenes of spring snow and railroad stations become clichés even in talented hands.