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'Lost' in the archive


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By Joshua Glenn
Globe Staff / October 2, 2005

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''WE REALIZE the author's ability but think that he should become less fantastic." So wrote Irish author Flann O'Brien's publishers in 1940, rejecting ''The Third Policeman," a brilliant, preposterous mystery set in an unfamiliar part of the world whose features—a vast underground factory called ''eternity," for example—become increasingly bizarre. A similar sentiment was voiced this summer, on innumerable fansites, by ... (Full article: 428 words)

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