Books: The Year's Best

FICTION Daniel Martin by John Fowles. With little of the narrative trickery that embellished The Magus, the author sends a Hollywood screenwriter on an engrossing psychological pilgrimage that undermines contemporary modish despair. Falconer by John Cheever. The loneliness of prison and memories is the theme of this deeply emotional novel. The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré. The further adventures of George Smiley, Britain's unlikeliest superspy, as well as a pitiless dissection of contemporary moral dilemmas. The Professor of Desire by Philip Roth. In presenting yet another of his Jewish intellectual heroes wrestling with sex and guilt, Roth enhances his reputation...

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