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-Wendell H. Ford
Today in Literary History...
On this day in 1930 Harold Pinter was born. The famous Pinter pause may have been learned as an only child in Hackney: at the age of eight or nine Pinter and a group of imaginary friends would gather in his back garden, where they "talked aloud and held conversations beyond the lilac tree." He also says he was deeply affected by being a child-evacuee during WWII: "'There was no fixed sense of being ... of being ... at all.'"
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Segment in which I shamelessly pimp Etsy:
Edgar Allan Poe Collage Print
Book I'm eyeing this week:
by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Summary in a Sentence:
A handicapped woman finds unexpected pleasure in observing a snail as it resides first on her bedside table and then in a homemade terrarium.
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