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Calendar, Night&Day Lost for Words

Lost for Words

Lit geeks know Edward St. Aubyn, acerbic British author of six novels, one of which (At Last) contains the following sentence: "I think my mother's death is the best thing to happen to me since ... well, since my…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Brideshead Revisited</i>

Brideshead Revisited

A movie adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s tale of England collapsing under the pressure of social change—even one that has passed through the pop filter of co-writer Andrew Davies, British TV’s designated gatekeeper of all properties literary to the masses—sounds like…
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Film, <i>Vile</i> With a Smile

Vile With a Smile

Essayist. Playwright. Radio personality. Librettist. Actor. Novelist. Now, with Bright Young Things, the inimitable British wit Stephen Fry debuts as feature screenwriter and director. Best known here in the Colonies either as Jeeves (opposite Hugh Laurie) in Jeeves and Wooster,…
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Down on the Farm

John Schlesinger aims for satire in Cold Comfort Farm, but all he comes up with is a dreary cartoon. Schlesinger's been a bit off his rhythm lately; his 1995 thriller An Eye for an Eye featured an electrifying performance by…
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