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Patrick Leigh Fermor's The Broken Road
A lost story shows the young writer struggling in Joyce's shadow
Steven Moore's The Novel: An Alternative History (1600-1800)
In Peter Stamm's novels, life is more livable when you stop expecting miracles, and desire succumbs to reality.
Joseph Roth and the End of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Julian Barnes asks: How much of what we think makes us special is only a trick of memory?
Howard Jacobson is the Jewish Jane Austen.
Reading Flann in the birthplace of psychoanalysis.
The posthumous career of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, has been a busy one.
The Passions of Arthur Koestler.
Remembering Beckett twenty years after his death.
The lives of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
The Big Man of Northern Ireland, Ian Paisley, has died.
Flann O'Brien's triumph.
The fantasy world of John Cowper Powys.
A writer's legacy.
John McGahern's Ireland.
A once-in-a-generation writer.
John Banville's existentialist novels.
A farce is a powerful force.
Alan Furst’s glamorous, doomed world.
Review: Hans Konig.
Forsaking domestic comforts, James Hamilton-Paterson explores his inner life and our human nature.
By André Brink.
By Hugh Nissenson.
Review: Brian McGrory and Toby Olson.
Review: Tom Drury and Stephen Dobyns.
By Larry Brown.