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Entries from Aug 2010

Kevin Canty: Winslow in Love

22 Aug 2010 · No Comments

I swore I was absolutely not going to read any more books about white, middle-aged, male academics in romantic entanglements with much younger women, and (despite having read several that I liked a lot), I’m currently kind of down on books about white, middle-aged males going somewhat or completely off-the-rails with the assistance of large [...]

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Tags: c-author · fiction · w-title

Clifford Irving: Fake! The Story of Elmyr de Hory the Greatest Art Forger of Our Time

22 Aug 2010 · 1 Comment

I’m not even trying to separate my reaction to this book from the backstory: Irving, a novelist (a fraudster, in other words, because a novel is a pack of lies upon the credibility of which its success depends), here offers a purportedly non-fictional book about art forger Elmyr de Hory (a profession which combines fraud [...]

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Tags: biography · f-title · i-author