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"Confessions of a Sinner"
Date of Review: 
May.12.1997
Reviewer: 
Liesl Schillinger
Source: 
Washington Post Book World

The artistry and humor of his wriitng, the pain of his mercilessly self-punishing insights, the relentlessness of ihs guilty misanthropy and the stream of sadness that bears them along all give Trachtenberg a solid claim to being a genuine American Dostoevsky-- not so much an imitator as a recurrence."