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Book Review: Goodbye to Berlin

Goodbye to Berlin Isherwood, Christopher Vintage, 1998 ed, of 1939 original Per the author’s introduction, this collection of loosely connected sketches featuring a first person narrative from a character sharing his name, his background, and many of his experiences is … Continue reading

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Book Review: More Was Lost

More Was Lost Perenyi, Eleanor New York Review Books, 2016 edition of 1946 original The book is technically a memoir, but the setting and situation drive it from a basic memoir of a minor author, currently generally unknown, into a … Continue reading

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Book Review – Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea Teffi NYRB, 2016, Translation of 1929-1930 Russian original I am not a memoir reader, nor much of a biography reader. The concept of reading someone else, regardless of fame or obscurity, explaining why … Continue reading

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Book Review – Our Spoons Came from Woolworths

Our Spoons Came from Woolworths Comyns, Barbara New York Review Books, 2015 edition, original 1950 A NYRB book of the month selection, I wasn’t expecting great things from the blurb I had read about this book. The story seemed to … Continue reading

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