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R. N. Morris's Writings

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The Rap Sheet
Fyodor Dostoevsky isn’t just a great writer. He’s a heroic writer. Here is a man who was sentenced to death in 1848 and reprieved just as the firing squad lifted its rifles. As Richard Freeborn tells it in his brief biography of the Russian writer (Dostoevsky, Haus Publishing, 2003):His brush with death reverberated through the rest of his life. Shackled though...
The Guardian
The writer as detective: my investigation Not only the search for truth, but long hours and avoidance behaviour make fictional policemen kindred spirits with their authors January 10, 2008 1:51 PM The detective is a metaphor for the writer: the isolated figure trying to comprehend a disordered world, constructing a narrative that makes sense, and...