'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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On Truth and Dark Turns in 'Tickled'

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