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James Schiff

James Schiff is an associate professor of English at the University of Cincinnati and author of several books on contemporary American fiction, including Updike in Cincinnati. His interviews with major authors have frequently appeared in TMR. [2007]


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Sep 01 2007

A Conversation with Julian Barnes

[On the genesis of his novel Arthur & George] You think someone’s guilty, you believe they’re guilty, but how can you know they’re guilty, how can you prove they’re guilty? This tied in, I realized, with Conan Doyle’s black hole of emotions, this secret area of his life, which had never been written about before, probably because there was no documentary evidence — these ten years when he was involved with another woman while his wife was suffering from tuberculosis.