'The Black Notebook' Shows Modianos Undiminished Capacity to Conjure the Magic of Paris

'The Black Notebook' Shows Modiano’s Undiminished Capacity to Conjure the Magic of Paris

By Hans Rollman

Someday, perhaps, a virtual reality headset will achieve something like what Patrick Modiano has done here. 21 Feb 2017 // 7:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

28 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Fell #1-6

Which is better: monthly comic books or trade paperback collections?

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The Education of Shelby Knox (2005)

Fighting the good fight against her high school's myopic abstinence-only sex ed policy leads to Shelby’s political and social awakening, giving birth to the hope that common sense and tolerance can prevail deep in the heart of Lubbock, Texas.

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28 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Mohair: Small Talk

It's not hard to imagine Mohair becoming one of those great bands known for being equally skilled as album artists and crafters of classic pop singles.

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Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan:1966-1978 After the Crash [DVD]

This is a fan-made product, albeit a good one, when judged against bootlegs and fanzine stuff, but judged against real documentaries, it's a bit of a drag.

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Venetian Snares: Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms

The new album seems to be part of the more playful Venetian Snares lineage, most comparable, perhaps, to the manic surreality of 2003's Chocolate Wheelchair.

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28 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Razorlight: Razorlight

For a record that displays such naked commercial ambitions, Razorlight is a startlingly unimaginative, bloated and anonymous listen.

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28 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Anne McCue: Koala Motel

Anne McCue's trying to shake her influences, but one keeps holding on.

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Spencer Dickinson: The Man Who Lives for Love

Uneven, over-the-top, and, at its best, irresistibly dirty blues funk from Jon Spencer and the North Mississippi All-Stars

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Guitar Shorty: We the People

Workin' Man's Blues that, well, works!

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The Byrds: There Is a Season

The Byrds pioneered folk-rock, psychedelic-rock, country-rock, and planted the seeds for alt-country. Finally, a box set as encompassing and stunning as their career.

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//Mixed media
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On Truth and Dark Turns in 'Tickled'

// Short Ends and Leader

"The tickling wormhole seems to be getting deeper...

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