Browsing: January-February 2004

January-February 2004

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Of all the famous people that Beaton wrote about, Hepburn received his most extreme wrath. He found her lacking in feminine grace and manners and accused her of being miserly and a bully.

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Wilde Writings: Contextual Conditions Edited by Joseph Bristow Univ. of Toronto Press. 334 pages, $60. Tame Passions of Wilde: The Styles of Manageable Desire by Jeff Nunokawa Princeton…More

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Stephen Harold Riggins and Paul Bouissac have shared an interesting life, having traveled the world and crossed paths with such intellectual luminaries as Claude Lévi-Strauss, Allan Bloom, Michel Foucault, A. J. Greimas, and John Cage. But in The Pleasures of Time: Two Men, A Life, Riggins attempts to provide more than a romantic travelogue or eyewitness intellectual history.

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Taliban Photographs by Thomas Dworzak Essays by Dworzak, John Lee Anderson, Thomas Rees Trolley Books (UK) 128 pages (illustrations), $24.95 Arriving in Kandahar in July 2001, photographer Thomas…More

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The photos in Picturing Men are organized not chronologically but by photographic setting, be it a studio, the deck of a boat, an athletic stadium, or a swimming hole. Other settings include a meeting of lodge brothers, a raucous drag routine, and lumberjacks on break.

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