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Robert Blaisdell

ROBERT BLAISDELL is writing a biography of Lev Tolstoy. He teaches at Kingsborough Community College.

Karl Ove Knausgaard's Summer

How come Knausgaard can concentrate his attention on seemingly anything in the world and deftly uncover the dances and dodges of mind and feeling?

Nonfiction: How a Stroke Became Genius

Engel is a Canadian detective novelist, and one morning in the summer of 2001, as he tries to look at the newspaper, he can't recognize the letters.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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