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Thursday, November 13 2008

Dying on the Mind: ‘A Christmas Tale’ and ‘House of the Sleeping Beauties’

In the moody House of the Sleeping Beauties, an aging widower fights despair with a succession of naked beauties, while in the sprawling A Christmas Tale, a family bickers around their mother’s terminal illness.


Wednesday, August 6 2008

Discovered ‘Genji’ sets offer avenues for interpretation


Monday, August 20 2007

Salmonella Men on Planet Porno by Yasutaka Tsutsui

There's a mean streak of misogyny that runs almost throughout the collection and tends to distract from everything else going on around it.


Thursday, July 12 2007

After Dark by Haruki Murakami

After Dark is a slice-of-life snapshot that leaves most of its philosophical inquiries and plotlines unresolved.


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