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Bad Words: Fiction’s Worst Opening and Its Unique Legacy (Bookend)

By   /  March 19, 2017  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Bad Words: Fiction’s Worst Opening and Its Unique Legacy (Bookend)

By Vikas Datta Literary legacies can be strange and unpredictable. Most popular and best-selling in his time, this 19th century British writer coined phrases like “the pen is mightier than the sword” and “the almighty dollar”, influenced both theosophists like Annie Besant and Nazi mystics but is now remembered for writing the most pilloried and […]

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‘Lincoln in the Bardo’: A Tale of Death and Beyond (Bookworm)

By   /  March 12, 2017  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’: A Tale of Death and Beyond (Bookworm)

By Vanita Ganesh Set over the course of a single night, Folio prize-winning author George Saunders’ new novel captures the grief of Abraham Lincoln over the death of his 11-year-old son Willie while the Civil War raged on in the United States of America. “Lincoln in the Bardo” notes that Abraham Lincoln often visited the […]

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