by David Kirby

Balzac’s Lives – Peter Brooks

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For Balzac and readers like me as well, nothing pulls you in like a printing press (identified by brand name) and an ink-distributing roller. In a small shop. In the provinces, no less.

The Last Taxi Driver – Lee Durkee

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The world’s cabbies and their chroniclers know but two time periods, BTD and ATD.