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Suicide Lite

Peter D. Kramer on David Lodge and the comedy of manners

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This morning’s Slate carries my review of David Lodge’s latest novel, Deaf Sentence. As the book opens, an aging male scholar is looking down the blouse of a comely co-ed who has proposed a thesis on the linguistic properties of suicide notes . . .

Peter D. Kramer is a psychiatrist and author. His books include Against Depression and Listening to Prozac.

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