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Modern English novels are ‘hollow’


Those English whippersnappers – Barnes, Rushdie and McEwan – simply do not compare to the old-timers like Melville, Kafka, or Proust, says the former Weidenfeld professor of comparative literature at Oxford University. He also says Roth is rubbish too. Apparently, the English novel is “in a very fallow period.”

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Richard Davies

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