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Ken-Kesey-007

One of the great Promethean spirits of the counterculture.

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His films assume a state of undoing.

SchoenbergHiLo-1935

He created a boldly self-contained sound world.

wagstaff

She reminds us of the excitement and beauty inherent in aviation.

Chauncey_Wright

Evolution is a “broken and fragmentary form of ruin.”

cyril

A portrait in vivid failure.

OSKAR SCHLEMMER, 1933

He related the body to every other thing in space.

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An influential pioneer of Cultural Studies.

cavell

In search of a democratic philosophical tradition.

ftfnelson

“Remember what connects people more than what separates them.”

shelley

“The last relic of a beloved race.”

WellDressedBird-Hilo

Charlie Parker vs. feebleminded ofays.

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Passion, pain, uncertainty and struggle, but the music stays groovy.

michael jackson lion

Not just a magic spirit but also his own changeling.

wolfe limbo

He wrote the best sf dystopia you’ve probably never read.

mills

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

man ray

Performance art before such a thing existed.

john-buchan-1st-baron-tweedsmuir-1875-1940

One of the most exciting adventure writers of the Nineteen-Teens.

Author Martin Amis

He is champagne — complete with hangover.

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A humorist who poses a puzzle to theories of language and identity.

NancyPanel25

His simple cartoon was deeply sophisticated.

Ray_Bradbury

With Borges, one of the great masters of the short story.

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In 1968, a year of riots, he reached his ascendancy.

lillicarre

It’s the make-believe that we keep living in.