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19 January 2014

Rethinking Endearments….

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I was looking over the screenplay of Brokeback Mountain the other day, which was adapted by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana from E. Annie Proulx’s shattering short story, and I …

12 December 2013

Isherwood and His Kind

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First of all, for those of you not in the know, Christopher and His Kind was a book written in 1976 by Christopher Isherwood.  Isherwood wrote a number of books, …

18 October 2013

Rupert Everett’s Vanished Years

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One really has to hand it to Rupert Everett. Once touted as the next great British leading man, he came out of the closet and summarily watched a once very …

12 October 2013

A Despised Balancing Act: Turgenev’s Fathers & Sons

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Young Man to Middle Aged Man: “You had content but no force.” Middle Aged Man to Young Man: “You had force but no content.” – the original epigraph to Fathers …

28 September 2013

Our Favourites: Rebeta-Burditt’s The Cracker Factory

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This autobiographical novel by Joyce Rebeta-Burditt was a national bestseller when it was first published back in 1976.  Immediately referred to as a female One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, …

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