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Original Essays | August 21, 2014

Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us

Our title is, of course, a problem. "Why Literature Can Save Us." And of course the problem is one of definition: what those words mean. What is... Continue »
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A Fan's Notes by Frederick Exley
A Fan's Notes

John Ginnetti, November 6, 2008

As Paul Simon might have had it: "Where Have You Gone Frederick Exley?" Now, when we need you. As a depressed person and a recovering alcoholic, I first read this book in 1971. And loved it. Back then I wasn't quite sure why I found it so moving except for the fact that is was great writing. Now as a 50-something I am rereading it for the umpteenth time and finally seeing the connections (although I'm not such a big football fan as Exley was). Exley followed up with Pages From A Cold Island and Last Notes From Home. Pages is not bad, Last Notes not so good, but A Fan's Notes will always rank at the top in my pantheon of wonderful and satisfying reads. RIP Fred.
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