'Famous Suicides' Takes on Love and Loss, in Chicago and Ancient Japan

Willamette Week | October 16, 2008
Mura's book takes as its epigraph Walter Benjamin's oft-repeated statement that history is a tale told by the victors, but the novel shows up this line as a lie. History belongs not to the winners but to the writers and the survivors, who never really win.

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