World Books

Book Review: China’s Surreal Corruption

April 22, 2005
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A new novel by a Chinese dissident provides a comically stinging vision of his homeland.

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Book Review: The Eccentric Wonder of Halldor Laxness’ “Under the Glacier”

April 5, 2005
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A novel by a Nobel prize-winner from Iceland presents a journey into the center of a resolutely antic imagination.

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Book Review: The Land of Amos Oz

December 20, 2004
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One of Israel’s foremost prose writers has penned a masterful blend of autobiography and invention. A Tale of Love and Darkness: A Memoir, by Amos Oz. Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange. (Harcourt) By Marsha Pomerantz In a memoir of 538 pages, it is hard to find a single image emblematic of the…

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