All too obvious

by
February 2007, no. 288

The Dickinson Papers by Mark Ragg

Vintage, $32.95 pb, 315 pp

All too obvious

by
February 2007, no. 288

On Valentine’s Day, the State Library of Victoria will host its third literary speed-dating dinner, an event that makes explicit something that has long been implicit in contemporary courtship chatter: you can judge a lover by their book. Participants in these events have about three minutes to impress each potential partner with the one book they brought along for show-and-tell. At the first such dinner, one man brought along The Story of O, which at least made it clear that he was there for a good time, if not a long one.

Michelle Griffin reviews 'The Dickinson Papers' by Mark Ragg

The Dickinson Papers

by Mark Ragg

Vintage, $32.95 pb, 315 pp

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