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Bewildered in Boston

Fanny Howe isn't part of the local literary canon. But her seven novels about interracial love and utopian dreaming offer a rich social history of Boston in the 1960s and `70s.

By Joshua Glenn
Globe Staff / March 7, 2004

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FANNY HOWE ISN'T WILD about her hometown. "Boston is a parochial and paranoid city," the 63-year-old poet and novelist charges in the introduction to "The Wedding Dress" (University of California), a new collection of her literary essays. "It doesn't admit its own defects, and it belittles its own children as a result." (Full Article: 2070 Words)

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