Books: Editors' Choice: Feb. 16, 1981

FICTION: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Milan Kundera ∙A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now, edited by Aliki Barnstone and Willis Barnstone ∙The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen, Elizabeth Bowen ∙ Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson ∙Italian Folktales, selected and retold by Italo Calvino ∙Other People's Worlds, William Trevor

NONFICTION: Ambition, Joseph Epstein American Dreams, Studs Terkel The Golden Century of Italian Opera, William Weaver ∙The Magazine Maze, Herbert R. Mayes Walt Whitman, Justin Kaplan Ways of Escape, Graham Greene

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