The American: For Italy & the World
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The End of Faith
George Saunders climbs into the belly of the beast and emerges with Eddie the Vacant.
Young Werther is minor league when it comes to Teutonic crankiness.
Clarice Lispector's forgotten classic is a rumination that defies known gravity.
Paula Fox's 1970 novel is a beautiful portrait of the bloodshed contained in ennui.
Thomas Bernhard's philosophical masterpiece is 250 pages of unfiltered genius.