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

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He is champagne — complete with hangover.

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

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His simple cartoon was deeply sophisticated.

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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.

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

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A proponent and practitioner of amplificatio and limerence.

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Without him, The Sixties as we know them might not have happened.

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A synthesis of word, image, art, and revolution.

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His radio-building hobby led him to pioneer pulp sci-fi!

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She created the Regency Romance.

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“My fate lies not in the stars, but in a star: myself.”

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A pioneer and mighty purveyor of the UPA style of cartooning.

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She is not the passive object of your gaze.

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His violent Tarzan comics were as cool and still as a bas relief.

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There is no such thing as “a Josephine Tey.”

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A willing inmate of his own prison: “Papa.”

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He elevated neurosis to a comedic height rivaled only by Woody Allen.

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She was more like a volcano than a spitfire.

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He explored the near impossibility of connection.

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He served the Beatles’ music with unfaltering skill and imagination.

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A versatile virtuoso — from jazz to Hawaiian to country to pop.

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Harryhausen’s animation is not realistic… it’s magical.