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Wyndham's war

Francis Wyndham's first book of short stories, Out of the War , was published in 1974, when the author was 50 and in the midst of a distinguished career of reviewing and editing.
Revisiting a modest master
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  July 24, 2009
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Tough thrill

People who love this book tend to talk as if reading it were experiencing something terrible and necessary.
Household justice
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  December 31, 2007
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Presidency of the absurd

In the literature of absurdity, torture is never far away.
Looking for insights into Bush’s torture policy? Try limericks, rhinoceroses, and a pistol-packing midget bicyclist
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 01, 2007