JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Around 100 Marines stationed at Camp Lejuene returned home Sunday, just in time for Father’s Day.
Hundreds gathered to welcome the Marines home. 151 more words
First published in the mid-1940s, Alberto Moravia’s novella, Agostino, is a striking portrayal of the passing of a young boy’s innocence over the course of a seemingly idyllic summer. 1,408 more words
First published in 1946, Simenon’s Three Bedrooms in Manhattan features a forty-eight-year-old down-and-out actor named François Combe. François has come to Manhattan to escape the scrutiny of the Paris milieu following his wife’s decision to leave him for a much younger (and less talented) actor. 1,023 more words
Darcy O’Brien was the son of actor George O’Brien (star of several silent films and 1930s Westerns), and stage and screen actress Marguerite Churchill, a frequent co-star of John Wayne. 1,556 more words
One might describe Alberto Moravia’s 1944 novella Agostino (NYRB Classics 2014) as a coming-of-age or loss-of-innocence story, but one ought not, for either would be an imprecise—that is, lazy—classification, an affront to this great work’s essential liminality. 163 more words