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Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

In Salter's Novels, The Ladies ARE Lunch

This spring, James Salter published <i>All</i> <i>That Is</i>, his first novel in nearly 35 years — and the critics could not have been more excited. Michael Dirda said Salter has "rightly come to be regarded as one of the great writers of his generation." Malcolm Jones for <i>The New York Times</i> said, "If there were a …

Algerian Chronicles

<b>Albert Camus’s Algerian Chronicles</b> appeared in 1957, at the height of French turmoil over the rebellious and violent Algerian independence movement. …


The Wisdom of Kazantzakis

I recently came across a quote from Nikos Kazantzakis's magnificent but controversial novel, <i>The Last Temptation of Christ</i>. The following dialogue …