Season To Believe
Love and Summer:
by William Trevor
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William Trevor, former sculptor and advertising copywriter, didn’t begin to publish fiction until he was thirty. Now eighty-one, he’s made up for lost time. Love and Summer is his nineteenth work in that form, one of forty-four volumes of fiction, nonfiction, and drama.
No one with such an enormous and varied oeuvre could escape pigeonholing. Of course, a writer born in County Cork would not go unclaimed by his countrymen, but Trevor, who has lived for years in Devon, England, and produced much fiction with English settings, is also claimed by Brits. Others have hailed him as a modern Chekhov, but they do so in defiance of the authors’ sensibilities: The moments of catharsis—or perhaps the epiphanies—that grace Trevor’s stories do not exist in the Russian’s world.
Some feel he fits into the Anglo-Irish tradition,
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