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  • A New Essay By Claire Bateman
  • (copyright Claire Bateman 2008)

  •                         -False Ecstasy in a Red Car


  • By Special Permission of the author, National Literary Review is pleased to provide the first publication of renowned author Claire Bateman's brilliant and impressive new essay Disorientations - False Ecstasy in a Red Car.                     







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