Bruce Duffy, who bragged about his ambitious debut novel, dies at 70

During a lecture on Tolstoy and DH Lawrence, she recalled in a phone interview: “Here was this 6-foot-tall guy sitting in the front row, condescending at me, rolling his eyes and pouting. I’ve never seen anyone like him before. I brought him into my office and said, ‘This is how do you teach the lesson?’ …