Magus: the original.

Author:Osborne, Ed
Position:Letters to the Editor - Letter to the editor

I, too, think your life stages lists are an excellent idea, and I appreciated Steven Horvath's contribution in the May/June 2011 issue, particularly John Fowles's The Magus, a book that riveted me in college. One caveat: be sure to read the original 1966 version, not the revamped 1977 manuscript. Despite Fowles's concerns about perceived "faults" of the earlier effort, it was a compelling and haunting touchstone of the 1960s That--even with its imperfections--is superior...

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