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John Banville: The Lost Leader | The New Republic

James Joyce: A New Biography By Gordon Bowker (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 608 pp., $35)   THERE ARE CERTAIN artistic geniuses who demand that we should know their lives in detail, since for them the story of their lives is a living component of thewider story of their art. In …

The Bookless Library

I. THEY ARE, in their very different ways, monuments of American civilization. The first is a building: a grand, beautiful Beaux-Arts structure of marble and stone occupying two blocks’ worth of Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. The second is a delicate concoction of metal, plastic, and glass, just four and …