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A welcome addition to the site was that of the Author Reviews, offering broader surveys of some of the authors under review. The success of these pages -- still limited in number and scope -- suggested that a broader literary forum, extending beyond the consideration of individual books, would be welcome by the users of the complete review. It is for this reason that the editors and owners of the complete review founded the complete review Quarterly.
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