Tag Archives: Milan Kundera

Philip Roth’s many phases


Time flies faster as you grow older. One day you wake up and read Tom Wolfe is dead. Blink a few times and there goes Philip Roth, too. I was drawn to Roth’s fiction indirectly, around the time he was … Continue reading

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Bastille Day for the well-fed


The crowd called for Marie Antoinette’s head, they bellowed for it, but in the end the only guillotine victim was a watermelon. The master of ceremonies sentenced the French queen to become Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new housekeeper, not a bad fate … Continue reading

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