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Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce sounds like someone I would love to have a conversation with. He was intelligent, a satirist, journalist, writer and critic – and he lived through a tumultuous period of American history. Ambrose also called Bitter Bierce was born in a log cabin in Ohio in 1842 and even as a young man, he […]

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R. D. Cumming

R. D. Cumming is a bit of a mystery, more so than Lemony Snicket and Daniel Handler, because they both have Wikipedia entries. R. D. Cumming is easily confused with other R. D.’s and a plethora of Cummings. In my pursuit of R. D. Cumming, I found titbits, but nothing more. R. D. Cumming is […]

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Lemony Snicket a.k.a. Daniel Handler

He personifies a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma and does so with excellence. Lemony Snicket is the narrator of the international bestseller “A Series of Unfortunate Events”. His associate, Daniel Handler, has enlightened us a great deal about Lemony Snicket, in particular due to the unauthorized autobiography but I get the feeling […]

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Alan Bennett

Alan, Alan, Alan… On Wikipedia I found this portrait of you from 1973 by Allan Warren, and may I say: You are smashing! Never mind the fact that it was taken before I was even born. Alan Bennett, now an octogenarian (born 1934), is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. That is a load […]

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Jorge Luis Borges

He is the father – or possibly grandfather – of magical realism. Tweed-clad and avant-garde, Jorge Luis Borges is one of the more internationally renowned, Argentinian writers and essayist. He was born in 1899 in a home with literary and international flair; he spent World War I in Switzerland and the following years in Spain, […]

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