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Farragut raggiunse la parte anteriore dell’autobus e scese alla fermata successiva. Mettendo il piede in strada, vide che aveva perso la paura di cadere e tutte le altre paure dello stesso tipo. 17 more words

May 27: Happy Birthday Paul Bettany and Louis Gossett, Jr.

Paul Bettany celebrates his 46th today.  He made his acting in a London revival of J. B. Priestley’s play An Inspector Calls (directed by Stephen Daldry… 1,365 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

May 27 in history

893  Simeon I of Bulgaria crowned emperor of the first Bulgarian empire.

927 Battle of the Bosnian Highlands: Croatian army, led by King Tomislav, defeated the Bulgarian Army. 887 more words


Review: The Swimmer

Book Review
3 of 5 stars to The Swimmer, a short story written in 1964 by John Cheever. Why on Earth would a man want to swim from one end of a county to the other? 721 more words

Book Reviews

Remember your first martini?

The butler passed Coverly a cocktail on a tray. He had never drunk a martini cocktail before and to conceal his inexperience he raised the glass to his lips and drained it.

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Sandra Benedetto: The Somnambulant Wife (Part 2 of 2)

You can read the first part of the story here

The next day, Saturday, was one of those late-autumn beauties that makes summer feel like a fever dream and winter a fairy tale. 923 more words


"Fiction is art and art is the triumph over chaos…"

“Fiction is art and art is the triumph over chaos… to celebrate a world that lies spread out around us like a bewildering and stupendous dream.”

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