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Week 67: J. D. Salinger’s Glass menagerie

Franny and Zooey book review In his dedication at the beginning of Franny and Zooey, J. D. Salinger appeals to William Shawn, his "editor, mentor, and (heaven help him) closest friend", to accept this "pretty skimpy-looking book". It is, in fact, rather skimpy, being a short story and novella under one cover. Both appeared [...]

By | 2018-09-25T10:52:24+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Week 66: The Line of Beauty

The Line of Beauty book review Not having read anything by Alan Hollingurst until now, it took me a while to get into the rhythm of his 2004 Booker Prize-winner, The Line of Beauty. Quite a while, actually. It wasn't until halfway through that I began to see the point of 438 pages devoted [...]

By | 2018-09-18T15:47:25+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Week 64: The Portrait of a Lady

Week 64: The Portrait of a Lady book review Having posted a review of The Master last week, it seems fitting to go to the source this week, and take a look at the classic novel that gave rise to Henry James's reputation as "the master". The Portrait of a Lady, first published in [...]

By | 2018-09-04T21:05:56+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments