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The Memory of Old Jack, selected quotes


Smiting the edge of the porch sharply with his cane as if to set hard reality on the alert, taking careful sight on the stone steps, he lets himself heavily down. 184 more words

Sally's in the Alley by Norbert Davis (1943)

Book Review by George S: Norbert Davis was an American author of detective fiction. I first heard of him when I was reading about Ludwig Wittgenstein’s taste in popular fiction. 566 more words

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The Sheltering Sky - The point when there is no longer any turning back

This is my review of  The Sheltering Sky  by Paul Bowles.

In post-war North Africa, three young Americans, Port Moresby and his wife Kit with friend Tunner playing gooseberry, travel somewhat aimlessly to remote towns in the Algerian desert. 822 more words


HEAD IN FLAMES: 'You believe what you believe - think what you think - but you'll be seeing more of me - I promise -

Miłość do twórczości Lance’a Olsena rośnie nieustannie

Lance Olsen to moja stosunkowo krótka miłość literacka, jednak bez wahania mogę stwierdzić, że najbardziej, póki co, intensywna ze wszystkich literackich miłości mojego życia. 1,677 more words

Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction to be Awarded to E. Annie Proulx

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today that E. Annie Proulx, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Shipping News” and the short story “Brokeback Mountain,” will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Sept. 540 more words


Eleven Days

“At the end of The Illiad, Priam visits Achilles to beg for the body of his son, Hector (Achilles killed Hector to avenge the death of his friend Patroclus). 255 more words

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Book Review - THE SOLITARY TWIN by HARRY MATHEWS - The Great Trickster's Final Novel

Harry Mathews was an American novelist and poet who lived most of his life in France. When he died last year at the age of 86, he was perhaps better known in Europe than in the English speaking world. 784 more words

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