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November 15, 1999 Issue

  • Books and the Arts

    Mr. Debs, My Darling

    In offhand, birdsong passing, Marguerite Young observes: "As for the nineteenth century, it may be said that it was probably the leakiest century there ever was and so would remain." By leaky per

    John Leonard

  • Slouching to the Ouija Board

    "Does the imagination dwell the most/Upon a woman won or woman lost?" Yeats asked. For most of his readers and biographers, the answer has been clear: a woman lost.

    Benjamin Kunkel

  • Night of the Living Dead

    Sooner or later, there would have to be fireworks in Bringing Out the Dead.

    Stuart Klawans

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