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Questions related to the 1997 novel The Straight Man by the American author Richard Russo. Use with the [richard-russo] tag.

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Symbolism of Occam's death in Straight Man?

In Richard Russo's novel Straight Man, the protagonist Hank claims to be a philosophical disciple of William of Occam, and applies Occam's razor to his approach to deduction many times. As I recall, ...