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Tributes for Russell Banks, the American novelist who died on Saturday

Comment on this story Comment During America’s renewed mania for book banning, I was disappointed that “Rule of the Bone” didn’t inspire more prigs to start collecting dry sticks. When it came out in 1995, Russell Banks’ graphic, drug-fueled novel about a troubled 14-year-old boy caused a predictable uproar. But now it’s not even on …

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Marijane Meaker, author of pioneering lesbian novels, has died at 95

Marijane Meaker, a witty and sharp-witted author who wrote dozens of books under various pen names but was best known for helping to pioneer the genre of lesbian pulp fiction and for writing sensitive and realistic novels for young adults, died Nov. 21 at her home. in Springs, a hamlet in East Hampton, NY, she …

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