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J.Y. Yeh

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  • 12 years ago

    The fall of Oscar Wilde is a tragedy that has been told and retold in the last several years, from director Brian Gilbert's film biography to Moisés Kaufman's Off-Off play Gross Indecency, a savvy reconstruction of the trials that resulted ...

  • 13 years ago

    "I will not give in. I will grow more strange," announces the poet Timothy Donnelly in his debut collection, and he's certainly a man of his word. This singular concoction—audacious of whimsy, ferocious of style—almost lives up to the co...

  • 13 years ago

    That was the thing about New York—if you loved it, if it worked for you, it ruined you for anyplace else in the world. —Lawrence Block, Small Town With 8 million stories in the naked city, New York has inspired more books than any other ...

  • 13 years ago

    LONDON—In Will Self's latest novel, the bad boy of English letters transposes Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray to the late 20th century. But don't call it an adaptation, Self insists. Besides changing the cravats to Calvin Klein undie...

  • 13 years ago

    The year is 1776. Across the Atlantic, the American Revolution has begun, but back in England, on the outskirts of Birmingham, another revolution is taking place almost unnoticed. Instead of muskets and bayonets, its weapons are pistons and pump r...

  • 13 years ago

    George Bernard Shaw dubbed him "the incomparable Max," but hardly anyone remembers the English humorist Max Beerbohm today, especially on this side of the pond. A caricaturist lavishly feted in his heyday, Beerbohm (1872-1956) deployed his evanesc...

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