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Paris Beat
Barry Miles's "The Beat Motel," a chronicle of Ginsberg, Orlovsky, Corso and Burroughs in Paris, breaks no new ground, but no matter -- American readers are a bottomless pit when is comes to Beats. [08-21-00]
— William Corbett, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Half Nelson
Saul Bellow's prose is alive in his portrait of friend and collegue Allan Bloom, "Ravelstein," but in the end, the story is unsatisfying. [04-24-00]
— William Corbett, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Where's the Iron?
Dubbed by Simon and Schuster as his "anti-memoir," Dave Eggers's "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" is so full of irksome irony that it's worth a read. [04-03-00]
— William Corbett, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Earth Bound
The true hero of Gustaf Sobin's "The Fly-Truffler" is the novel's spare and lucid prose and the vanishing culture of Provence. [03-13-00]
— William Corbett, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Active Eye
Justin Spring's biography Fairfield Porter explores the 20th-century painter's controversial personal life and how it influenced his art. [02-28-00]
— William Corbett, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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