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Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins

The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
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The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren
The Man with the Golden Arm

Tim Gilllespie, January 30, 2013

I'm trying to catch up on some older noteworthy American literary works that I've missed in passing. Recent selections in that category have included Jean Toomer's Cane, James Baldwin's Go Tell It On the Mountain, and Nelson Algren's The Man With the Golden Arm. As a gritty, unrelenting portrait of poverty and addiction, Algren's poetic tragedy is a stunner.
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A Month in the Country (New York Review Books Classics) by J L Carr
A Month in the Country (New York Review Books Classics)

Tim Gilllespie, January 19, 2012

Almost nothing seems to happen in this 1980 British novel about a World War I vet who comes to a rural English village to restore a medieval mural on the wall of the parish church. But slowly the protagonist and the reader are caught up in the slow uncovering of the ancient painting and the quiet, healing rhythms of the place.
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