Alexander Theroux


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Alexander Louis Theroux (born 1939) is an American novelist and poet whose best known novel is perhaps Darconville’s Cat (1982) which was selected by Anthony Burgess’s Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English since 1939 — A Personal Choice in 1984 and in Larry McCaffery’s 20th Century’s Greatest Hits. He was awarded the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction in 1991 and the Clifton Fadiman Medal for ... more »

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  • ''It was strange: two personalities coming together can create a third, with each being different, yet together making up one they are surprised at separately.''
    Alexander Theroux (b. 1940), U.S. novelist, poet, essayist. An Adultery, pt. 1, ch. 14, New York, Simon & Schuster (1987).
  • ''Being natural is one of the most irritating poses I know in people.''
    Alexander Theroux (b. 1940), U.S. novelist, poet, essayist. An Adultery, pt. 1, ch. 19, New York, Simon & Schuster (1987).
  • ''Artists are never complete people. But if it's art that completes them, then what is taken away?''
    Alexander Theroux (b. 1940), U.S. novelist, poet, essayist. An Adultery, pt. 1, ch. 3, New York, Simon & Schuster (1987).
  • ''Most of the time she had the personality of the back wall of a handball court.''
    Alexander Theroux (b. 1940), U.S. novelist, poet, essayist. An Adultery, pt. 1, ch. 5, New York, Simon & Schuster (1987).
  • ''Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.''
    Alexander Theroux (b. 1940), U.S. novelist, poet, essayist. An Adultery, pt. 2, ch. 14, New York, Simon & Schuster (1987).
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