The American: For Italy & the World
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The End of Faith
By Marc Alan Di Martino
American writer Michael Mewshaw generously recalls Gore Vidal and his tumultuous times.
Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's brilliant stories eviscerate families seeking Communist-era roofs.
Aleksandar Hemon's poignant memoir falters when family tragedy becomes its focus.
Ross MacDonald's Lew Archer endures as a detective ahead of his time.
Ben Lerner's 2011 debut set a fine tone for postmodern irony, but it grows repetitive.