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On Ian McEwan

When John Updike reviewed Ian McEwan’s novel of 200l, Atonement, he called it “a beautiful and majestic fictional panorama,” noting that it differed from McEwan’s previous work, which had been predominately “saturnine.” Like his earlier books, Atonement showed “concern with its own writing,” but its postmodernist propensities were not such as to lessen its traditional […]

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