While convicted Ponzi schemer Tom Petters asks that taxpayers shell out for his latest legal expenses, a court-appointed receiver is trying to sell off assets related to the fraud to help make Petters' victims whole. Yesterday, the receiver filed papers saying that a buyer had been found fo ... More >>
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John Barth's Excruciatingly Self-Conscious Novel Finds Metafiction Slipping Into Monstrosity