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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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Vladimir Nabokov’s “The Luzhin Defence”

“The Luzhin Defense,” Vladimir Nabokov’s third novel, is a wild, energetic story about one man’s singular obsession with chess and how, in two hundred and fifty pages, it eats him from the inside. “Being born in this world is hardly … Continue reading

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Paul Auster’s “The New York Trilogy”

“Whether it might have turned out differently, or whether it was all predetermined…is not the question. The question is the story itself, and whether or not it means something is not for the story to tell.” Such are the words … Continue reading

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