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Socialist Realism from Giotto to Warhol

In the 1960’s, a fashionable subject of conversation among the Russian intelligentsia was Mikhail Sholokhov’s plagiarism. Sholokhov, it was alleged, had found the manuscript of And Quiet Flows the Don among the personal effects of a...

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    Beat the Clock

    I have no idea whether Oscar Wilde took an interest in America’s national pastime, but I have little doubt that Disney’s new baseball film, The Rookie, would have intrigued him. It palpably confirms his contention that life imitates art.

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