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Light, shadow in a long-ago Midwest

Updike called Maxwell 'one of the wisest' voices in American fiction. Updike called Maxwell "one of the wisest" voices in American fiction. (NANCY CRAMPTON)
By Katherine A. Powers
February 10, 2008

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of William Maxwell's birth and the publication by the Library of America of the first of two volumes of his work (the second will appear this autumn). It also brings the revelation to me, who had been living under the impression that Maxwell was a "New York writer" (ho hum), that five of his ... (Full article: 1021 words)

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