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A reading life

The audacious, uncategorizable Everett

By James Sallis
November 28, 2004

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There's a term that entertainers, especially musicians, use: too smart for the house. Now, today's mystery guest is smart, no doubt about it, high smart, as they'd say in the hills, where ''high" is an intensifier like ''really," maybe too smart, but not smart in the way of, say, Thomas Pynchon or Joseph McElroy -- smart in a subtler, far ... (Full article: 896 words)

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