“If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On”

“If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On”

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Under a beautiful night sky in the Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park, Margi and I enjoyed ...

Mysteries and the Unreliable Narrator

Mysteries and the Unreliable Narrator

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As a trial lawyer by day and an author by night, I don't find the "unreliable ...

The Rashomon Effect and the Unreliable Narrator

The Rashomon Effect and the Unreliable Narrator

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In my recent musings on unreliable narrators in literature and the law, I kept coming across ...

The Unreliable Narrator and the Law

The Unreliable Narrator and the Law

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Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, let us now consider the unreliable narrator. Within the field of ...

Don’t Pun Me, Bro

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently published a piece on Fred Firestone, a friend and St. Louis businessman who travels to ...

Nine Mysteries for Literary Snobs: A Compendium

Nine Mysteries for Literary Snobs: A Compendium

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A while back, I did a post on the Poisoned Pen Press blog about the challenge of convincing literary ...

Sex, Metafiction, and Ecclesiastes

Sex, Metafiction, and Ecclesiastes

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Yes, I know. A curious title. Bear with me. First, the sex. Many years ago, I read ...

The Final Mystery for Literary Snobs: A Novel That Once Was Just a “Pulp Crime Mystery”

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We've buried this classic American detective story in our final slot, but don't worry, dear snob. ...

Mystery #8 for Literary Snobs: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

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As Terry Rafferty notes in "Cops and Rabbis," his review of The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael ...

Mystery #7 for Literary Snobs: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Nabokov

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Conrad Brenner, writing in The New Republic, describes this book as "the most perverse novel you ...