The Novels of John Fowles: A Reassessment
How do you assess an author’s lasting impact?
Forget the blurbs, they are less than worthless. Even the glowing reviews will soon be forgotten. Awards are no better indicator—half of the writers honored with the Nobel Prize in literature are forgotten and out-of-print nowadays.
Here’s the truest test. Wait until ten years after their death, and see if any…
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