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Dickens and love, Sigrid Nunez in the new Little Star

I remember playing Estella in a school performance based on scenes from Great Expectations. Remember how, despite how she mistreats him, Pip goes on loving her—always. Remember the teacher-writer-director and what an oddball she was (one of those teachers children find it almost a duty to torment), and how one of the oddest things about […]

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Rozewicz Comes to America, II

Herewith our second of two samplings of the work of Tadeusz Różewicz, the last in his mighty generation of Polish poets to be fully heard in America.  These three little poems find our poet in a characteristically laconic mode. The translator is Joanna Trzeciak. Click here for our first sample, a fantasia on who might […]

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