The American: For Italy & the World
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The End of Faith
By Marc Alan Di Martino
For Shirley Hazzard, mid-20th century fires raged both in both world and heart.
Underrated Jesse Ball again enters territory few American novelists venture into.
In a clear warning about Chinese ambitions, novelist Chang-Rae Lee turns to future shock.
For Polish novelist Witold Gombrowicz, the universe counts dead cats and onanism.
Mystical, erudite, sad, self-effacing, wise — Fernando Pessoa's "confession" is all those things.