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Hindsight’s 20/20

David comments: “These pieces on favourite books were written for a now-defunct website in the late 1990s. They have been lightly edited here and there, but for the most part are reproduced without alteration. I am struck by the fact that I’d stand by all these choices. All are wonderful books, each an enduring classic…
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This Side of Paradise

I always think it’s a bit odd when novelists liken the publication of novels to childbirth, but the naming of a book is one way in which the whole business is similar. The Heat of the Sun had many names while I was writing it, not all of which I can remember, but it was…
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