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  • A sardine epiphany in Douarnenez, France

    A sardine epiphany in Douarnenez, France
    My father used to eat sardines, bones and all and packed in oil, out of a can, which appalled me as a little girl. When I was older, I saw perfectly civilized people eating whitebait, or English sardines, in pubs near the water, and consuming enticing plates of tiny fried fish prepared in excellent Italian kitchens around Rome.
  • 'James Joyce: A New Biography' by Gordon Bowker: An excerpt

    'James Joyce: A New Biography' by Gordon Bowker: An excerpt
    So you're an admirer of James Joyce's "Ulysses"? Well, thank Trieste for that book. Why? Gordon Bowker's "James Joyce: A New Biography" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 608 pp., $35) shows readers how living in that seaport city in northeastern Italy helped...

    Book review: 'Encounter' by Milan Kundera

    Book review: 'Encounter' by Milan Kundera
    Encounter Essays Milan Kundera, translated from the French by Linda Asher Harper: 192 pp., $23.99 "Up to what degree of distortion does an individual still remain himself?" Milan Kundera asks this question in writing about the painter Francis Bacon,...

    Matt Weinstock, Oct. 6, 1959

    Irony Backfires A great despair has settled on Jeffrey Rimmer of Garden Grove. Not long ago he became outraged at what seemed a miscarriage of justice and wrote this letter, which a paper printed: "By suspending the wealthy attorney's jail sentence for...