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Late Fame (NYRB Classics) – Arthur Schnitzler (Author), Alexander Starritt (Translator)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Around him was an atmosphere of hope, youth, self-confidence, and he breathed it in deeply. …some of the words they were using began to sound familiar to him…words he had thought of from time to time … Continue reading

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The Bible in Spain: Or, The journeys, adventures, and imprisonments of an Englishman, in an attempt to circulate the Scriptures in the peninsula. – George Henry Borrow

(Reviewed by arwen1968) In 1842, a nobody called George Borrow wrote a detailed, 550-pages-long account of his day job. Sounds boring? Well, it isn’t: Borrow’s day job was to sell bibles in war-torn, Catholic Spain. Anybody familiar with Catholicism knows … Continue reading

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Red Lights – Georges Simenon, Translated from the French by Norman Denny, Introduction by Anita Brookner)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “I met a man in whom, for hours, I tried to see another me, another me that wasn’t a coward, a man I wished I could be like…” Steve Hogan, and his wife, Nancy are driving … Continue reading

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In Love – Alfred Hayes (with Introduction by Frederic Raphael)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “The sense of well-being which had flooded through me as I sat at the table and thought of not having now the burden of another’s life on me had almost entirely vanished, and the humiliation of … Continue reading

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