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Memory’s Passages

The limits of autobiography

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New Books

The memoir is a tempting but treacherous form. As the English novelist Rachel Cusk writes in Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $20), “Unclothed, truth can be…

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Books and Circuses

The politics of literary scapegoating

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The “I” spy

Fiction and the autobiographical question

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A buried life

The pleasures and pitfalls of WASP reticence

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June 1999

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