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Topic: 70s
<i>LiteraryMinded</i> turns two

LiteraryMinded turns two

Happy 2nd birthday to LiteraryMinded! Two years! I was going to link to the very first review but to tell you the truth I find it clumsy, and my writing a little too presumptuous and bold. But this is a good thing because the cringe shows I have come quite a ways since that virgin […]

Dana Spiotta – Interview

Dana Spiotta – Interview

See my review of Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta, Picador, 2008, 9780330448291 (Aus, US)   What was the initial inspiration for Eat the Document?   I met Alger Hiss’ widow, Isabel Johnson. And I wondered about her marriage. If you were a spy, would you tell your wife? What would it be like to have […]

<i>Eat the Document</i> by Dana Spiotta

Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta

Picador, 2008, 9780330448291 (Aus, US) Mary sits in a dingy motel room in 1972 trying to figure out who she’s going to be. It is difficult to choose a name. She needs to be faceless, to blend. She needs to appear bland, harmless. No that she had meant to do any harm. In 1998 Jason […]