Review: MATTERS OF HONOR by Louis Begley

 Hurdles in Harvard Yard and Worlds Beyond

by Michiko Kakutani for NY Times Books (Jan. 11, 2007)

“Louis Begley’s latest novel, “Matters of Honor,” is a kind of pale, male version of Mary McCarthy’s novel “The Group” — moved from Vassar to Harvard, from the class of 1933 to the class of 1950-something. It is also devoid of McCarthy’s biting, satirical wit and keen eye for social distinctions; none of its central protagonists emerges as a compelling or even believable individual.”

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