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Review by Mary G
Thecla W pointed me to the comment on the dust jacket as she lent me her copy of Descent into Hell… 786 more words
directed by Jean Renoir, 1951
The iconography most commonly associated with Jean Renoir’s The River (1951) can be linked, in most cases, not only to the film’s startling use of color, location, and exotic capability, but also to the immense difficulty of its production in the late forties. 78 more words
Rumer Godden’s Cromartie vs the God Shiva is a miniature classic with an over-long title. It is Godden’s last novel, written at age 89.
Based on a court case resolved in 1994 about a stolen 12th-century bronze statue of the god Shiva that turned up at the British Museum, it explores the issue of whether museums and dealers have a right to art treasures. 581 more words