Tag: American literature

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WEDNESDAY REVIEW: Incursion into the origins of American Gothic and crime fiction

Romantic, alcoholic, interested in crime and the supernatural, makes a (poor) living out of writing – do you recognise the character? After decades, I rediscovered this American and cracked his secret. And I will share it with you in this review. If you are a bookaholic, just like me and the FRIDAY NIGHT (re)VIEWERS, you…

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WEDNESDAY REVIEW: How Fitzgerald’s second American dream ends in middle age crisis

Over dinner on offer at Cafe Rouge a few weeks ago, I was talking to my poet friend John Mills about the book I had just finished at the time. Re-reading┬áTender is the night, first time in English, I decided it still is my favourite of Fitzgerald‘s work. Also, more importantly, neither I, nor my…