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Gift or Trade?

“It is the exception, not the rule, to be paid for writing of literary merit, and the fees are rarely in accord with the amount of labor.”

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Thoughts on Michael Ondaatje’s Divisadero

Divisadero is a classic case of a “French novel in English” — on many levels it feels more like a French novel than an English one.

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Ondaatje, Amis, and Autobiography: What Bauman’s Reading this Month

There were three novels back there: Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje, House of Meetings by Martin Amis, and Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson. I won’t belabor except to say I truly enjoyed all three. Especially, of course, the new Ondaatje. He is, really, breathtaking. Since then, it has been the month of autobiography. […]

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Michael Ondaatje Portrait

Micheal Ondaatje wrote The English Patient, which won a Booker Prize and was made into an Academy-award-winning film in 1996.

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