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A Modernist Critic Looks Back on Centuries Past in "The Volcano Lover"

Book critic John Leonard reviews Susan Sontag's newest book, a long awaited return to fiction. It deals with historical figures and is written in a 19th century style. Leonard calls the novel both brilliant and surprisingly commercial.


Other segments from the episode on August 4, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 4, 1992: Interview with Melle Mel; Interview with Archie Roach; Review of Susan Sontag's novel "The Volcano Lover."


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