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About A Girl

Oh, the relief to be back and writing these little blog posts again—the feel-good twitch of fingers over a keyboard: how I missed you! And you of course, too, dear readers, whoever you might be, if you be. You’ll have … Continue reading

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David Mitchell’s “The Jesuits: A History”

“ ‘Religion is the most dangerous thing in the world. It is not little girls in their communion frocks and silly holy pictures and the Children of Mary. It is,’ he said, ‘high explosive, dynamite, the,’ he smiled at the … Continue reading

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Anthony Burgess’s “Little Wilson And Big God: Being The First Part Of The Confessions Of Anthony Burgess”

Few, if any, living writers could master the prodigious, mostly anecdotal memoirs that Anthony Burgess presents in his “Little Wilson and Big God.” The writer’s own life, which expired in 1993 but ends, with the ending of this first volume, … Continue reading

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