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A real-life Zweig novella: ‘The Tongue Set Free’ by Elias Canetti

I love Elias Canetti because of his demented 1935 novel ‘Auto da Fé,’ so finally reading his memoir seemed an appropriate finale to my 2016 non-fiction project.  I had previously known absolutely nothing about this Nobel literature laureate’s real life.  With … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Challenge (Book 2): ‘Carrying the Fire,’ by Michael Collins (1974)

I was very proud of myself for reading Michael Collins’ memoir of his astronaut experiences.  I probably shouldn’t have been, but I read so little non-fiction, know so little about the space programme, and am so unlikely to pick up … Continue reading

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