Geoffrey Fox

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Another review of “Rabble!”

2022.03.16 - Tags: ,

From Robert (“Bob”) Kolodney in Washington DC, Harvard classmate and active leader of reading groups. Geoffrey Fox does a marvelous job of making the 19th Century come alive through participants in the ill-fated Paris Commune of 1871.   Following the French loss in the Franco Prussian War, there was a brief chance for working class … read more »

Reviews and reader comments on RABBLE!

2022.01.31 - Tags: ,

Reviews and comments: Reviews posted in Goodreads, Amazon and NetGalley Other reader comments

Ost-Afrika: what the Germans left

2021.12.28 - Tags: , ,

Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah My rating: 4 of 5 stars Abdulrazak Gurnah has given us a vivid reimagining of the Africans’ experience during and following the German administration and wars in Deutsch-Ost-Afrika, German East Africa, from the 1880s until the defeat of Germany in November 1918, when the victors then divided up the enormous, formerly … read more »

Des jeux mortels: André Gide, Les faux-monnayeurs

2021.11.27 - Tags:

Les vies de douzaines de personnages, entre eux des étudiants de bachelier ou mineurs, leurs parents et leurs professeurs, s’entrechoquent dans ce roman qui parle des conflits intergénérationnels, leurs jeux sociaux et leur cruauté, mais principalement de la création littéraire. Le romancier Édouard, l’oncle et figure de référence de ces «enfants » , est en … read more »

Research: Fact and fancy in historical fiction

2021.11.04 - Tags: ,

After reading  A Gift for the Sultan and my latest novel, Rabble! , friend and fellow novelist Peter de Lissovoy (links below) wrote me: “I hate to think of all the research you did. But it must have been a joy at times, as you made discoveries, it must have been, given the joy and … read more »