The American: For Italy & the World
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Rushdie's new realism
Patricia E. Fogarty
A writer, critic, and translator, Fogarty lives with her family in Rome.
In "House of Names," Colm Toìbìn reworks Aeschylus to get to the core of a suddenly godless ancient world.
Susan Van Allen experiential travel guide is an intelligent Italian companion for men and women alike.
Israeli novelist David Grossman uses the act of a stand-up comedian to get to the heart of Jewish doubt.
José Saramargo's penultimate novel is a small masterpiece of pachyderm humor.
Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railway" is a searing indictment of the biggest of all American crimes, slavery.