Gilbert Adair





Gilbert Adair


Born
in Edinburgh, The United Kingdom
December 29, 1944

Died
December 08, 2011


Gilbert Adair was a writer, film critic, and journalist.

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Average rating: 3.74 · 10,249 ratings · 730 reviews · 38 distinct works · Similar authors
The Dreamers

3.70 avg rating — 1,141 ratings — published 1988 — 18 editions
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The Act of Roger Murgatroyd...

3.45 avg rating — 346 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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A Closed Book

3.48 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 1999 — 12 editions
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A Mysterious Affair of Style

3.35 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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The Death of the Author

3.85 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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Love and Death on Long Island

3.64 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 1990 — 10 editions
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And Then There Was No One

3.17 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Alice Through the Needle's ...

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Buenas Noches, Buenos Aires

3.15 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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The Real Tadzio: Thomas Man...

3.45 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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“There is fire and fire: The fire that burns and the fire that gives warmth, a fire that sets a forest ablaze and the fire that puts a cat to sleep. So is it with self-love. The member that once seemed one of the wonders of the world soon becomes as homely as an old slipper. Mathew and himself gradually ceased to excite each other.”
Gilbert Adair, The Dreamers

“My little Matthew, Isabelle at once snapped back at him, when two people agree, it means one of them is redundant”
Gilbert Adair, The Dreamers

“You read Salinger in Italian? Molto chic’
‘I was told a good way to learn a language was to read translations of books you know by heart’
‘That’s interesting.’
But Isabelle wasn’t at all interested. She had just discovered a new expression. She savoured it amorously. From now on everything that once has been "sublime" – a film, a Worth gown, a Coromandel screen – would be "molto chic". Like those devotees of the increase-your-word-power column in the Reader’s Digest who stake their conversational reputation on the number of times in a single day they find room for "plethora" and "infelicity" and "quintessential", dropping these words the way other people drop names, she hated to let any amusing phrase go once it had caught her fancy.”
Gilbert Adair, The Dreamers

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