Novelist and editor William Maxwell died in 2000. He was 91 years old. Wyatt Counts/AP hide caption

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A scene from Mister Wonderful by Daniel Clowes, in which Marshall, the hero of the story, wonders how he could possibly be on a date with such a beautiful woman. Mister Wonderful was previously serialized in the New York Times Magazine. Courtesy Pantheon hide caption

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The first page of the folio in question from The Tragedy of Arthur, a new book by Arthur Phillips. Courtesy Random House hide caption

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