The Power of Alice Munro

Alice Munro, who was named the Nobel Prize Winner for Literature on October 10, received a glowing review from fellow fiction writer Andre Dubus III in the July 1, 1995 issue of America. "Mere understatement is not the source of these stories' power," Dubus wrote in his review of Open Secrets. "It is something else. It is Munro's gift for coming at them from the subtlest of directions, from the periphery, like a bat darting over a picnic crowd, from above and behind, like the wind and the past."

Read the full review here (pdf).

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