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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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    Before, During, After

    Richard Bausch 9780307266262

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The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell
The Kindly Ones

Michael Colligan, January 4, 2012

A fascinating read but not for everyone. The novel looks inside the not-so-simple mind of an SS officer. Stereotypes go out the window as does our sense of moral and psychological norms. The book reveals the interior life of a frightening yet complex person. If you have the patience and perseverance you will see an incredibly honest portrait of an icon of the worst of the twentieth century.
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