Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Refreshing the reader's spirit …

… Francis Spufford’s True Stories, reviewed. (Hat tip, Dave Lull)

Many luscious stylists (Martin Amis and Vladimir Nabokov come to mind) have a cold, glittering edge of superiority. But Spufford makes an affable companion, full of shrewd observations rooted in a healthy if ironic respect for human nature.

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