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Sex, Metafiction, and Ecclesiastes

Sex, Metafiction, and Ecclesiastes

Yes, I know. A curious title. Bear with me. First, the sex. Many years ago, I read ...

The Final Mystery for Literary Snobs: A Novel That Once Was Just a “Pulp Crime Mystery”

The Final Mystery for Literary Snobs: A Novel That Once Was Just a “Pulp Crime Mystery”

We've buried this classic American detective story in our final slot, but don't worry, dear snob. ...

Mystery #8 for Literary Snobs: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

As Terry Rafferty notes in "Cops and Rabbis," his review of The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael ...

Mystery #7 for Literary Snobs: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Nabokov

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Conrad Brenner, writing in The New Republic, describes this book as "the most perverse novel you ...

Mystery #6 for Literary Snobs: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

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Umberto Eco is a literary snob's dream date. A towering intellectual, he is the author of ...

Mystery #5 for Literary Snobs: A Murder of Quality by John leCarre

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John leCarre toiled for years in the vineyards of another low-status genre, the spy thriller, before ...