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10/06/2010 12:38 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Telephone In Literature: Nicholas Royle's 10 Favorite Uses Of The Phone As Character

Their writings help us see in different and remarkable ways the extent to which literature and telephones are in cahoots. When the phone starts ringing in a novel or short story, the air is charged with magic and coincidence, superstition and death.

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