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Red Lights by Georges Simenon (tr. Norman Denny)

What prompts a seemingly ordinary conventional man to embark upon a path of self-destruction, to the exclusion of those closest to him, until his actions end in near-inevitable catastrophe? 1,354 more words

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The Pilgrim Hawk by Glenway Wescott

The Pilgrim Hawk is a very short novel. It describes the events that take place in a single summer afternoon in the late 1920s at a French chateau. 377 more words

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A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor

After reading The Sea by John Banville, I feared I might get into a reading slump. Luckily, Elizabeth Taylor saved me with her delightful book –  525 more words

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Review: Like Death by Guy Maupassant

I received an advanced review copy of this title from NYRB via Edelweiss.  This English version has been translated from the French by Richard Howard. 896 more words

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Pitch Dark by Renata Adler

Pitch Dark was a tough read, and I almost put it aside after reading ten pages. The only thing that kept me going is Renata Adler’s eloquent prose – I did not want to and could not miss out on that!  544 more words

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Top Ten Books of 2016

2016 was an entirely adequate year for me.  I earned my first professional designation after three years of hard work and study, went on some great trips (though, having stayed in North America all year, I really did miss my usual visit to Europe), and, the crucial difference from 2015, none of my loved ones died or seriously injured themselves.  596 more words

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