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The Events of Eagleton

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Book Review: The Event of Literature, Terry Eagleton (Yale University Press, 2012) I imagine Eagleton writes books like one of those grandmasters at a chess tournament, playing half a dozen games simultaneously, judiciously completing a decisive…

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Acceptable Racism

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Apparently the 84-year-old American novelist Cynthia Ozick is favourite to win the “Orange Prize for excellence in fiction written by women” for her novel Foreign Bodies. In an article in the UK Guardian’s series My…

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Keeping the Wound Open

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Book Review: What Ever Happened to Modernism? Gabriel Josipovici (Yale University Press 2010) When a dreadful book like Howard Jacobson’s The Finkler Question can win a major literary award against a novel like Tom McCarthy’s…

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No No Nobel

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Excerpts from works by novelists who didn’t even get a look-in at this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, won by Romanian-born German novelist and poet Herta Müller. Eric thought nothing of knocking out a couple…

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