Picks and Pans Review: Most Underappreciated Novelist

updated 03/05/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/05/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

Not only were John Gardner's works—October Light (1976), Freddy's Book (1980) and Mickelsson's Ghosts (1982)—accorded less attention than they should have been, but even his death, which occurred on the same day as Princess Grace's fatal car accident in 1982, went all but unnoticed.

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