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The Suburbs of Hell by Randolph Stow

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May 1985, no. 70
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The Suburbs of Hell by Randolph Stow

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The Suburbs of Hell by Randolph Stow

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May 1985, no. 70

Randolph Stow’s latest novel, The Suburbs of Hell, may be read as a simple whodunit: a simple allegorical Whodunit. Like Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose, like David Lodge’s Small World, this novel sets out to intrigue the reader. The new genre, nouvelle critique, teases the reader’s vanity, the reader’s erudition at the same time as it engages with questions of a metaphysical kind – the nature of truth, reality, and for those concerned with literature – the purpose of writing today.

Ludmilla Forsyth reviews 'The Suburbs of Hell' by Randolph Stow

The Suburbs of Hell

by Randolph Stow

Heinemann, $17.95 pb

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