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An Unfond Farewell To The British Lit Scene

Posted at 8:16AM Thursday 09 Aug 2012

ONCE UPON A TIME, in a realm called England, literary fiction was an obscure and blameless pursuit. It was more respectable than angelology, true, and more esteemed than the study of phosphorescent mold; but it was without question a minority-interest sphere.

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