Charles Dickens: July 8, 2007, NYT, Book Review Front Page

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Charles Dickens: July 8, 2007, NYT, Book Review Front Page

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jul 9, 2007, 8:20am

"It was Gunter Grass who demonstrated that it was possible to be a living writer who wrote with Dickens's full range of emotion and relentless outpouring of language."

And yet Charles Dickens is seldom if ever discussed in public.

jul 9, 2007, 9:15am

John Irving, who wrote the Grass review, is a huge Dickens fan. I read an interview once where he said that he has read everything Dickens ever wrote except Our Mutual Friend which he is saving for the day when the doctor tells him he only has a certain amount of time left! I always thought it would be terrible if he died suddenly and never got the chance...

Well, I read that several years ago. Maybe he has changed his mind.

Redigerat: jul 9, 2007, 9:55am

I'd question the sanity of anyone who said he wanted to try that with The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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jul 9, 2007, 12:36pm

Could people be tempted to choose Our Mutual Friend as the next book for a group read?

jul 9, 2007, 12:43pm

Yes, I could be tempted! But first I will have to obtain a copy of the book!

jul 9, 2007, 3:07pm

Marise, congratulations on finishing the book! Well done. Please be patient while the rest of us try to catch up with you. You obviously set a high standard; which is fine.