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I’ve just started reading The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud, and a thought struck me; isn’t there a striking resemblance between Siri Hustevdt’s The Blazing World and The Woman Upstairs? The narrator of The Woman Upstairs is Nora Eldridge, and from the start she describes herself as something of a non-entity. ‘I’m neither fat nor thin, tall … More Diorama