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Claire Messud

Claire Messud’s most recent book is The Hunters (Harvest), a
pair of novellas.

  • FictionDecember 15, 2005

    The Oceanic Feeling

    John Banville’s latest novel, The Sea, winner of the Man Booker Prize, is a painstaking narrative of memory, grief and many losses, remarkable for what it richly conveys about what it is to be alive, while continuously experiencing loss.

    Claire Messud

  • FictionApril 28, 2005

    Love’s Body

    Kazuo Ishiguro is a writer renowned for his capacity to create beautifully controlled surfaces and to beautifully evoke the roiling emotions beneath them.

    Claire Messud

  • FictionMarch 18, 2004

    The Secret Sharer

    Although the epigraph of Damon Galgut’s novel is taken from Chekhov, it is the ghost of Graham Greene that hovers most palpably over The Good Doctor, and even in the cadence of its title.

    Claire Messud

  • FictionOctober 30, 2003

    About Begley

    Louis Begley is perhaps currently best known as the author of About Schmidt, the novel from which the recent acclaimed film starring Jack Nicholson was adapted.

    Claire Messud

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