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It’s the End of the World! Franzen and Byatt

By now you’ve all probably laughed/wrung your hands/rolled your eyes over Jonathan Franzen’s supremely ill-considered remarks about how, as the Telegraph headline puts it, “e-books are damaging society.” What I wonder is, why would I read a book about contemporary middle-class Americans … Continue reading


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Slow Reading II: The Courtship of Miss Brooke

Anyone who reads this and is interested in reading Middlemarch has probably already done so, and I don’t think plot is the reason to read Middlemarch anyway, but just in case, consider yourself warned of spoilers herein. Book I of … Continue reading

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