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Richard Howard
Birth date: October 13, 1929
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Beyond Strange New Words
Beyond Strange New Words rated it 6 years ago
As a sort-of preconception of The Stranger, A Happy Death is also its flip-side in which Mersault gets away with pre-meditated murder (as opposed to what we could say is, if I remember correctly, involuntary manslaughter in The Stranger.)While Mersault of A Happy Death is not yet the alienated and d...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 6 years ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleThis book is wonderfully-written, majestically-crafted, and hauntingly beautiful. I loved every moment of it.Last week, I listened to the audiobook version of this book, which was very good. Then I saw that it was an abridged version so of course I had...
markbell1 rated it 6 years ago
A masterpiece from the greatest of the nouveau roman novelists. You almost experience the book more than merely read it, so adept is Simon at conveying mental and sensual experience. He looks at only a few episodes from different POVs, each POV giving rise to a slightly different style, like Raymon...
Self-development journey
Self-development journey rated it 7 years ago
Love to review Little Prince as much as I love to pick it up and read it for the 100th times. It came to my life for the first time as a school literature so I had to read it. At the age of 11 or 12 I enjoyed a different level of the story. Picked it up again when I was 20+ and got surprised with hi...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 7 years ago
Feb 2017 NYRB Book Club SelectionI enjoy Maupassant's short stories, and this was the first longer work of his that I read. At times, I felt it was almost too long, but it is an excellent look at love and value.
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