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Books Reviewed by Leeta Taylor

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Strange Bodies

In both her life and her narrow but vivid body of work, Carson McCullers claimed a secure (albeit marginal) perch in American literature’s Southern renaissance Gothic wing.... Read More

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Domino

Welcome to Swinging London, circa 1720. A dyspeptic poet (Alexander Pope, in charming cameo) proves how appearances must indeed govern reality, for women now fit their amoral... Read More

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Smell

The India infusing this promising first novel is already a phantom, an incense shrine to a secondary source. Its naïve narrator, Leela, knows her homeland only through the... Read More

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Ex-Libris

Novels awash in the arcane archeology of lost medieval manuscripts have become their own sub-genre, with Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose being the keystone tome of the art... Read More

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Nin

The literary feminist fable, for all its PC piety, is hardly a foolproof genre. All too often its didactic intentions succumb to humorlessness, and lifeless, allegorical... Read More

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