While studying art history in graduate school, novelist Nicole Krauss spent hours in the library researching Rembrandt, only to find that she preferred imagining the details of his life instead.
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A powerful novel of love and loss and the reverberating effects of historical atrocities on our children, Great House by Nicole Krauss is a testimony to the relentless grip of memory on our present.
The novel begins to close itself to the writer who built it out of her private concerns and instincts. She who knows its measurements exactly, who invented its inner workings, begins little by little to forget how it was made.
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Krauss does not share, for instance, Jonathan Franzen's preoccupation with an accretion of detail in the service of social commentary; if anything, she is the antithesis of Franzen.
Highlights of fall books in 2010.
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