Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lear and Nam …

… OFF RADAR: 'Tom O'Vietnam' - (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

To get the most out of Baron Wormser’s new novel, “Tom O’Vietnam,” you need this close an intimacy with “King Lear,” I’m afraid. The main character is so bound up with the play’s events and language, both literally and figuratively, that much of what goes on will be lost otherwise. Brief summaries of the book and the play might be enough to launch you into this remarkable novel.

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