Alexander Louis Theroux (born 1939) is an American novelist and poet whose best known novel is perhaps Darconville’s Cat (1982) which was selected by Anthony Burgess’s Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English since 1939—A Personal Choice in 1984 and in Larry McCaffery’s 20th Century’s Greatest Hits He was awarded the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction in 1991 and the Clifton Fadiman Medal for Fiction in 2002 by the Mercantile Library in New York City. He is the brother of novelist Paul Theroux.
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... Steven Moore, "Alexander Theroux's Darconville's Cat and the Tradition of Learned Wit." Contemporary Literature 27.2 (Summer 1986) 233-45 ... "Alexander Theroux/Paul West Number", The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Spring 1991 ...
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