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“this small volume offers a fascinating and remarkable story of one man’s love of sport, devotion to a team, and how that saves his life.”
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In this quick and light read, Petitjean is simple and straight forward in his thesis.
While recovering from a serious stroke in 1995, British author, critic, and editor Robert McCrum found that the only words that made sense to him were bits of Shakespeare.
“. . . essential for anyone wanting to know who Magritte was, as a person, a painter, and a thinker.”
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“provides a more nuanced picture of an almost tragic figure trying to bridge the old and new political order between representative democracy and the oligarchy of the English nobility.”
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Red Roulette could be one of the most interesting and—at bottom—saddest books you will ever encounter.