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The Virgin Formica Paperback – May 1, 2008
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Together we found the book and on my way home I had myself a quick lesson in "Mesmerism." Part of her appeal is her wry, suggestive tone, an extraordinarily intimate instrument she handles with the precision of a surgeon. It's like she's right in your ear, whispering an exegesis of the past hundred years of culture and history; in a way the whole book seems like a continuing struggle against nostalgia, a redefinition of the "good old days." "Like Bartleby I prefer not to, but I've got a good reason," she confides, in the Audenesque "For the Time Being.Read more ›