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Agee on Film by James Agee
" In 1945 Agree wrote a long, 2,000 wd purring essay in The Nation on a UK film titled The Notorious Gentleman in which Rex Harrison played a ne'er do w ...more "
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The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan by Lois Palken Rudnick
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Agee on Film by James Agee
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A smoothy, Agee's writing makes you forget that he really hasn't much to say, but he can keep you stuck in his honey pot. Most annoying, he influenced Pauline Kael by praising & smacking at same time. Example: "The loudest and most vulgar of the ...more
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Fancies and Goodnights by John Collier
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Collier's 30 fanciful "fables" make Aesop's seem like
Disney creations. Discomforting, disturbing, his
looney tunes encompassing murder, love, death,
delusion and gender-bending can leave you feeling
like you just banged your head -- badly -- and you
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Memoir of Maurice Magnus by D.H. Lawrence
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"There is nothing quite like it among his writings," advises
DH scholar Keith Cushman in the introduction. Unknown to many, this profile of an obscure American careening toward an appointment in Samarra may be one of the finest things Lawrence ever pr
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Lorenzo in Taos by Mabel Dodge Luhan
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A riveting psychodrama. Although Mabel Dodge wrote other books, I am stunned to discover that this famously rich salonista who created an arts colony in Taos, NM, had a personal literary style.

To her adobe palace, set amid peach orchards, streams-hot
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Stalin's Englishman by Andrew Lownie
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With Trump cuddling up to the Russians (2018), this judicious and crackling bio of Guy Burgess, a notorious player among the Cambridge spy ring (Maclean, Philby, Blunt and dozens of others), helps us understand why England lost 2 World Wars and also ...more
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The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
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When Howard Hawks was prepping the film version he sent Ray a telegram: "Who killed the chauffeur Owen Taylor?" Chandler, always honest, wired back, "I don't know." Then the Warner brothers complained to Hawks, "Why are you wasting our money on teleg ...more
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Jean-Paul Sartre
“If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.”
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J.B. Priestley
“One of the delights beyond the grasp of youth is that of Not Going. Not to have an invitation for the dance, the party, the picnic, the excursion is to be diminished. To have an invitation and then not to be able to go -- oh cursed spite! Now I do not care the rottenest fig whether I receive an invitation or not. After years of illusion, I finally decided I was missing nothing by Not Going. I no longer care whether I am missing anything or not.”
J.B. Priestley, Delight

Stendhal
“All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.”
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Edmund Gosse
“The man who satisfies a ceaseless intellectual curiousity probably squeezes more out of life in the long run than anyone else.”
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John Crosby
“There's a great body of people who flower at night, who feel night is their time. Night is the time people truly become individuals, because all the familiar things are dark and done, all the restrictions on freedom are removed. Many artists work at night - it is particularly conducive to creative work. Many of us attuned to night are not artists but are embattled against the official, organized, righteous day people who are completely bound by their switchboards and their red tape.”
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