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Still on Toole, this just posted by Cory MacLauchlin.

After the reading the actors talked about the colorful characters and the power of the dialogue.

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The Power of a True Story

Last night a group of actors gathered in the classroom of screenwriter Henry Griffin at the University of New Orleans to read David Dubos’s script for… 653 more words

John Kennedy Toole

“Be sure to stress the importance of this historic conclave,” Ignatius said. “We shall want no fly-by-nights in this core group.”

“There may be a few costumes. 376 more words

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Books don't grow old

I have been thinking about why I like old books recently; those eternal masterpieces of language and ideas from decades or centuries past.

It could be that I am a snob and a booker wanker, but I do remember reading ‘Norwegian Wood’ by Haruki Murakami in 2007 when I came across a great passage about why one of the characters only reads books by authors who have been dead for 30 years: 679 more words

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Because it is our duty

It is painfully clear that a new wave of anti-Semitism is rising once again in Germany. But in reading of the demonstrations fueled by such virulent hate, I am struck by how my visit to Germany this summer taught me about devotion to humanity in all its diversity. 1,276 more words

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Discovering Life, The Universe and Everything...

After last week’s blog, I’ve found myself at a crossroads. I truly don’t know what I’m doing. I am proud of the books I’ve written. They are my children, my life in so many regards. 1,248 more words

J. Morgan

“Good. Now listen to me. I must come to lecture to you people so that you will be set upon the correct path. I have a rather extensive knowledge of political organization.” 512 more words

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