Marion Glastonbury

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It takes nerve in a novelist to construct a story which depends largely upon the posthumous influence of an invisible character. In [A Formal Feeling ] …, the device works: we care about the outcome of retrospective disclosures because only the truth, complex and ambivalent, seems likely to set...

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It takes nerve in a novelist to construct a story which depends largely upon the posthumous influence of an invisible character. In [A Formal Feeling] …, the device works: we care about the outcome of retrospective disclosures because only the truth, complex and ambivalent, seems likely to set Anne free.

Marion Glastonbury, "Missing Persons," in The Times Educational Supplement, No. 3492, June 3, 1983, p. 41.∗

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