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The Private, Unskilled One

I went into Istanbul’s Pandora Bookshop a month ago, looking for an English translation of War and Peace, since the Garnett translation I had read at… 3,248 more words


"Unreasonable" Writers

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”   George Bernard Shaw… 272 more words

May in Woman's Own, 1952

I’ve been watching Mad Men again recently; binge-watching episodes in the evenings as I list eBay. The last time I watched it, it was pretty much when everyone else seemed to be watching it (certainly everyone… 834 more words


Before The Party review

Review of Before The Party by Rodney Ackland at Salisbury Playhouse. The play is taken from a Somerset Maugham short story, though that only provides a central thread. 22 more words

Bathsheba Piepe

Character Analysis (6)

Élisabeth Lacombe

First thing first, it is important to know that the narrator warns us that we may skip this part of the book. In fact, the whole chapter is about Larry’s life. 215 more words

Razor's Edge

The Book in Theater

Florence Pageau

The original version of the novel was first released in 1944 and has inspired only two movies since then. The first movie was distributed by 20th Century Fox in 1946 and had a big cast and success considering that the movie was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, with Anne Baxter winning Best Actress in a Supporting Role. 198 more words