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Liars!

The line between lies and fiction is thin and bleeds freely. “Uncertain, and obscurely distressed by their uncertainty, they are seized by a ‘compulsion to narrate’: a deep-seated need to shape, order and explain what they do not understand.” “In a sense, these patients are like novelists, as described by Henry James: people on whom…

Corpses

A magnificent variorum, The Text of Shelley’s Death. Tangled and complex, the text(s) build and slosh around the event of Shelley’s death without ever fully exposing it (its mystery is its romanticism). The book contains the main section of notes by Byron, Shelley, Mary, Jane & Edward Williams, Trelawny and others (they are not, generally,…

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