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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Briefly Noted Book Reviews | the new yorker

by on October 18, 2021 0
Speak, be quietby Carole Angier (Bloomsbury). This biography of WG Sebald, who died twenty years ago, aged fifty-seven, examines him on his own terms, patiently digging into the unspoken traumas of his life and the lives of those around him. . Angier, who has written biographies of Jean Rhys and Primo Levi, recounts Sebald’s... Read More

Briefly Rated Book Reviews | The New Yorker

by on October 4, 2021 0
Late city, by Robert Olen Butler (Atlantic Monthly). This retrospective novel warns of the political consequences of failures of personal insight. On election night 2016, God visits the deathbed of Sam Cunningham, who, at the age of one hundred and fifteen, is the last living veteran of the First World War. D Chicago... Read More