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In Memoriam: Harper Lee & Umberto Eco

In Memoriam: Harper Lee & Umberto Eco
The world lost two great authors on February 19, both of whose works evoked the spirit of place, even when the places were fictional, from Harper Lee’s small town in Alabama to Umberto Eco’s complex imagined world of Milan. “The town is not a real town. The characters aren’t drawn from living or dead people.
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In Memoriam: Henning Mankell

In Memoriam: Henning Mankell
Fans of Scandinavian noir are mourning the death of Henning Mankell, the author The New York Times has crowned “the dean” of the increasingly popular genre. Mankell penned the well-loved Kurt Wallander series, starring the eponymous detective and his uncanny ability to solve crimes, most of them brutal, and many occurring in and around the
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In Memoriam: James Salter

In Memoriam: James Salter
“Travel writing is something you do for the money, not a lot of money, but the working conditions can be pleasant,” reads the verbose subtitle of James Salter’s There and Then, a collection of sketches and essays that cover 20 years of the novelist’s peripatetic life, particularly his extended time hiking and skiing in the
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In Memoriam: Maya Angelou

In Memoriam: Maya Angelou
We join an international community of readers mourning the death of Maya Angelou, the poet and memoirist who taught us that caged birds sing and that all God’s children need their traveling shoes. Angelou, who passed away May 28, is best known for her work I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, a lyrical memoir
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