Books: Editors' Choice

FICTION: A Bend in the River, V.S.Naipaul ∙Collected Stories, Paul Bowles ∙Living in the Maniototo, Janet Frame ∙Mirabell: Books of Number, James Merrill ∙Sophie's Choice, William Styron ∙The Ghost Writer, Philip Roth ∙The Living End, Stanley Elkin NONFICTION: Blood of Spain, Ronald Fraser ∙I Love: The Story of Vladimir Mayakovsky and Lili Brik, Ann and Samuel Charters ∙The Duke of Deception, Geoffrey Wolff ∙The Medusa and the Snail, Lewis Thomas ∙The Neoconservatives, Peter Steinfels ∙The White Album, Joan Didion ∙When Memory Comes, Saul Friedlander


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