Monthly Archives: October 2011

Purity of the spoken word from Vietnam – or a lie?

A truly remarkable book on Vietnam, Everything We Had by Al Santoli, is a group of interviews with those who served and survived that purposeless mess – subtitle “An Oral History of the Vietnam War By Thirty-Three American Soldiers Who … Continue reading

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Patricia Pearson a comet across literary sky

Well, judging from her lovely Shouts and Murmurs in the New Yorker this week, at least. See HISTORY: THE CUSTOMER REVIEWS Humorists who appear in this delectable column often write prose more perfectly calibrated than any factual piece, but this … Continue reading

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