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Benjamin Anastas

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  • 15 years ago

    Until the publication of his unjustly criticized fourth novel, The Unconsoled (1995), Kazuo Ishiguro was hailed as a "master" of historical realism, particularly for his depiction of the dutiful and oblivious butler Stevens in The Remains of the D...

  • 15 years ago

    Are you an attractive white male raised in the suburbs and brutally misunderstood by your family? Have you come to the city looking for love—and found enslavement in its many forms? Upon meeting someone new, do you fall to your knees and beg ...

  • 16 years ago

    Peter Robb's "M" is a genius in the studio,bugger in the bedroom, and hothead on the tennis courts of Rome at the end of the 16th century, a swaggering presence—always sharp- tongued, usually armed with sharp objects—whose regular appear...

  • 17 years ago

    It is one of my favorite walks," the narrator of Melitta Breznik's haunting novel Night Duty reports, "from here on up to the cemetery on the hill." When an unnamed narrator in postwar Austrian fiction goes for a walk, thoughts of death are never ...

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