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'Love and Summer: A Novel' by William Trevor
'Love and Summer: A Novel' by William Trevor

Love and Summer A Novel William Trevor Viking: 212 pp., $25.95 That William Trevor has not yet received the Nobel Prize in Literature strikes me as a shame. Surely his absence from the list of laureates has more to do with the politics of national identity than a clear-eyed assessment of merit; no author writing in English today can claim a more extensive or accomplished body of prose. Trevor has published 14 novels and 12 collections of short stories as well as plays, works of nonfiction and the novellas "Nights at the Alexandra" and "Two Lives" (which contains the incandescent "Reading Turgenev" and "My House in Umbria"). Such novels as...

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