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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Victoria Statz

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'Glister' lost in language

There is a lot of talk about connection and unity in John Burnside's ""The Glister,"" but ultimately the plethora of quasi-intriguing themes are never fully developed, leaving the reader with too many superfluous passages, unoriginal plot elements,  linguistic nuances and an overall sense of vagueness as the author becomes engrossed in his own manipulation of language, neglecting clarity along the way.

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