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David Lodge, authorial innocence

In Quite a Good Time to Be Born: A Memoir 1935-1975 David Lodge says of writing in The Devil, The World, and the Flesh about a woman with a “history of sexual delinquency” who dies from foregoing an abortion that might have saved … Continue reading

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Further notes on footnotes: blue streak “As Mexican guns began to fire the Americans noticed a curious phenomenon. Owing most probably to a combination of poor Mexican gunpowder and the rarified mountain atmosphere, the enemy cannonballs left a blue streak … Continue reading

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