The Raw and the Cooked
News from the World:
Stories & Essays
by Paula Fox
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In a career that has never quite stood still, Paula Fox has been a journalist, a teacher, a model, a machinist, and, most notably, the author of novels, memoirs, and more than twenty children's books. Her profile has risen over the past fifteen years, with writers such as Jonathan Franzen, David Foster Wallace, and Jonathan Lethem advocating on behalf of her novel Desperate Characters (1970). As she now approaches ninety, her latest book, News from the World, reprises her prolific career through the lens of her short work.
A collection of stories, essays, and autobiographical fragments published between 1965 and 2010, News from the World is so hungrily diverse that the book could easily be mistaken for a publisher's attempt to gather up the loose threads of Fox's energetic career. The seventeen pieces shuttle
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