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Mark Kingwell on OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET

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Consumer society robs us of political agency.

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Her startling vision has become the American vernacular.

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He made the choice to live deliberately.

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Auteur of the unforgettable fork-dance of dinner rolls.

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A beautifully conflicted Marxist intellectual.

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He could write to amuse… or irritate.

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Challenging power and preserving the environment.

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Life lessons and manhood-tutorials.

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Her slant rhymes were radically proto-modernist.

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Her thought-provoking speculative fiction is also terrific literature.

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He saw how institutions and apparatuses order daily life and desire.

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She defended an Aristotelian concept of human flourishing.

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He diagnosed “problems in living” — not mental illness.

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Imaginative play that constructs a world available to experience.

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A portrait in vivid failure.

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He sketched the contours of postwar America’s new work idea.

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He is champagne — complete with hangover.

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Mark Kingwell on GILL SANS

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We are condemned to be free.

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He gave life to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and more!

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“The passion for destruction is a creative passion.”

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From his mother’s sleep he fell into the State.

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She opened the floodgates of televisual self-parody.