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FOOTBALL | BOOK REVIEW

FOOTBALL | BOOK REVIEW

Jean-Phillippe Toussaint (Fitzcarraldo Editions) Belgian writer Toussaint begins with a self-effacing disclaimer: that this compendium of intellectually-minded essays about football will be a turnoff to both intellectuals and football buffs. This isn’t necessarily true (wonderful, deep things have been written about the sport over the decades), but I was largely left unmoved by his musings. […]

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WE AND ME | BOOK REVIEW

WE AND ME | BOOK REVIEW

Saskia de Coster, trans. Nancy Forest Flier (World Editions) Saskia de Coster is already an established Belgian author, and now the award winning We and Me has been translated into English. With a laconic grandmother, a neurotic mother, a career-driven father, a felon uncle and nosy neighbours, young Sarah tries to carve out her place in the world. […]