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Harsh Beauty of Alice Munro

Like many many happy readers this week, I was flabbergasted and delighted to discover that Canadian short story master Alice Munro had won the Nobel Prize. So many more qualified writers have already offered their thoughts on why Munro is so unique, and what her decades of quiet, devastating stories have contributed to literature. But as a reader, I feel entitled to offer my own quiet thoughts to the pile. After all, one of Munro's many prevailing ideas seems to be that everyone, every forgotten subdued girl and woman, has a voice, a rich inner life. (Read more »)

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