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message 1: by Ian (new)

Ian "Marvin" Graye I disagree, but hey it's your opinion and you stated it as best anybody could.


message 2: by Sketchbook (new)

Sketchbook Merci. Didnt Barrymore say in a play, "That's all any of us can do" ? Which Barrymore ? Wazzit Lionel --.


message 3: by Ian (new)

Ian "Marvin" Graye I liked this about Mary Mac:

“It was a best-seller and she was making all this money. You’ve got to realize, she had always been an intellectual — a New York intellectual. And so the people who had respected her, they look at her again. And she’s now got Susan Sontag nipping at her heels, and Susan is suddenly the intellectual, and she looks a lot purer than Mary does at this point, and styles have changed. So did she sell out deliberately? I don’t think she ever intended The Group to be a big best-seller.”


message 4: by Sketchbook (new)

Sketchbook I dont think MM worried abt SS "nipping at her heels." (Fr whence the quote?)


message 6: by Sketchbook (new)

Sketchbook All a respected writer has to do (in vomitous NYC cultch circles) is publish a novel that becomes a best-seller. The NYRB is run by a coven on NYC's upper west side.


message 7: by Ian (new)

Ian "Marvin" Graye Sketchbook wrote: "All a respected writer has to do (in vomitous NYC cultch circles) is publish a novel that becomes a best-seller. The NYRB is run by a coven on NYC's upper west side."

The more things change, the more they stay the same.


message 8: by Sketchbook (last edited Apr 17, 2015 10:04PM) (new)

Sketchbook Which is why many are moving to lower Manhattan : TriBeCa. But, it's costly. (Except for LinCenter, I try to avoid UWS, and except for museums, UES. Midtown is a kick. Im lucky in that I can my life below 14th street.


message 9: by Ian (new)

Ian "Marvin" Graye What demographic can afford to live in Manhattan without rent controls anymore?


message 10: by Sketchbook (new)

Sketchbook None ! Greed consumes the powers here.


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