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Presque vu LXV

The BBC reports on McCain’s and Obama’s U-turns now they’re secure nominations for their respective parties. Why are politicians such ugly people?

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“I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of shit,” Hemingway confided to F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1934. “I try to put the shit in the wastebasket.”

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Gaële Chojnowicz writes about Carson McCullers:

Walter Allen said of Carson McCullers; “Faulkner apart, the most remarkable novelist the South has produced seems to me Carson McCullers.”

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