Crawford Doyle


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Uncannily Specific Reading List

“Historical Fictions in Translation that Imagine the Life of a Literary Figure Written by Men with Hippocratic Wreaths”

  1. Rimbaud the Son by Pierre Michon – Immense contemporary French author writing about another massive French talent.  Very Bald.
  2. Summer in Baden-Baden by Leonid Tsypkin – Brilliant, tragic Russian author whose work barely made it out of the Soviet Union.  More than earns its place beside the master, Dostoevsky, that it dramatizes.  Less Bald.
  3. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino – Calvino’s magnificent imagining of Marco Polo’s encounter with Kublai Kahn.  Least Bald.

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–Stephen Koch, Author and Former Chairman of the MFA Graduate Writing Program at Columbia

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– New York Social Diary

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