Books: Best of '84: Books


EDISTO by Padgett Powell. A teen-age boy, wise beyond his years, recalls a complex adolescence on a sea island off the coast of South Carolina.

HIM WITH HIS FOOT IN HIS MOUTH AND OTHER STORIES by Saul Bellow. A vibrant cast of big shots and shlemiels stumble painfully and comically through the Nobel laureate's latest collection of short and long stories.

TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE by Norman Mailer. An imaginatively plotted murder mystery with metaphysical overtones, from the versatile pen of an irrepressible spirit.

THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING by Milan Kundera. Czechoslovakia's best novelist plays a number of variations...

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