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Villa-Lobos-Cigar

Brazilian masterpieces small and humongous.

Ronald-Searle_2098348b

His boarding-school girls smoked, gambled and even murdered.

lou reed

Lover of noise, angel of the unaccepted.

linus_pauling

Inspiring role model and cautionary tale.

Young_Caniff

Eat your heart out, Indiana Jones.

gcambridge

Fiercely intelligent, race-conscious yet jovial comedy.

spivak

She transformed the field of Comparative Literature — and me.

dubois thumb

He fought against “the little men of War and Bias.”

Joanna_Russ_obit

Science fiction inspired her to an incisive, productive anger.

eagleton-terry

A literary theorist with a lot of enemies.

bunuel thumb

He gave Surrealism its smell.

nina-simone-1969

“I was half-crazy with anger… a woman on fire.”

peckinpah

“I’m a whore. I go where I’m kicked.”

scott_wannberg

“Pain… calls me over and wants to know the secret of reaching you”

cobain

His presence is his lasting act of resistance.

Andre_Breton

He brought Surrealism into being.

f3toni morrison

She clawed a fiction out of the very soul of the Americas.

salome thumb

The wrong kind of feminist, the wrong kind of novelist.

Charles_Darwin_as_an_ape_(1871)

He revealed a disquieting intimacy between humans and other animals

gadamer3

The philosopher who discovered the hermeneutic circle.

durante

“I got a million of ’em.”

Behan2

He mixed total irreverence with profound compassion.

427px-Will_Allen_holding_fish

From sharecropping to sharing crops.

Charles-Dickens_4

Topped with dark humor, his social messages went down easily.