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Pretentious, impenetrable, hard work ... better? Why we need difficult books

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This year’s Booker-winner Milkman has been criticised for being challenging. But are we confusing readability with literary value? “The fascination of what’s difficult,” wrote WB Yeats, “has dried the sap out of my veins ... ” In the press coverage of this year’s Man Booker prize winner, Anna Burns’s
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