Richard Ford’s womanizer is an insistently ordinary man — until he goes abroad. Paul Theroux’s ‘imaginary’ young American novelist loses his self-control in London. William T. Vollmann, alone in the wilderness with Erica, risks losing his life for her. Plus: Nadine Gordimer, André Brink, and Richard Rayner.
‘Austin turned up the tiny street – rue Sarrazin – at the head of which he hoped he would come to a larger one, one he knew, rue de Vaugirard, possibly, which he could take all the way to Josephine Belliard's apartment by the Luxembourg Gardens.’
‘I went to my study and opened my notebook and read: Shafts of sunlight filled with brilliant flakes falling through the green leaves to the jungle floor – which was where I had left off yesterday to write my book review and go to Gaston's.’
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