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Just in case founding Dullblogger Devin doesn’t trumpet the news…

His new book, The Man Who Saw a Ghost: The Life and Work of Henry Fonda, is out today! [Ed.’s note: this post was meant to appear on Tuesday.]

A must for anyone interested in Fonda, Hollywood, acting, and (above all) Dev’s jaw-droppingly smart and stylish writing, some of which has been on display here on Hey Dullblog…(Of course, you’ve all read his first book, Magic Circles: The Beatles in Dream and History, haven’t you? Look on the left for the link!) 

Some more praise for TMWSAG:

“Henry Fonda may have been the strangest, most compelling male star Hollywood ever spawned, and McKinney reveals him as even stranger and more compelling. In addition, this may be the single best piece of writing of any sort you’ll see this year.” — Luc Sante, author of Low Life and Evidence

Congratulations, Beatle Dev!

Oh wait, check out one more rave:

“How many different ways can I mean to call this book essential? The sentences, in honor of their subject, threaten to explode with implication and insight.” — Jonathan Lethem, author of Chronic City and Motherless Brooklyn