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Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

Nancy Mitford

Nancy Mitford

Mavis Gallant.

Mavis Gallant.

Victor Serge / After Dostoyevsky and slightly before Arthur Koestler, but contemporary with Orwell and Kafka and somewhat anticipating Solzhenitsyn, there was Victor Serge. His novels and poems and memoirs, most of them directed at the exposure of Stalinism, were mainly composed in jail or on the run.

Victor Serge / After Dostoyevsky and slightly before Arthur Koestler, but contemporary with Orwell and Kafka and somewhat anticipating Solzhenitsyn, there was Victor Serge. His novels and poems and memoirs, most of them directed at the exposure of Stalinism, were mainly composed in jail or on the run.

Elaine Dundy in 1962

Elaine Dundy

Elaine Dundy in 1962

Paul Goodman (1911–1972) was an American social critic, psychologist, poet, novelist, and anarchist. His writings appeared in Politics, Partisan Review, The New Republic, Commentary, The New Leader, Dissent, and The New York Review of Books. He published several well-regarded books in a variety of fields—including city planning, Gestalt therapy, literary criticism, and politics.

Paul Goodman (1911–1972) was an American social critic, psychologist, poet, novelist, and anarchist. His writings appeared in Politics, Partisan Review, The New Republic, Commentary, The New Leader, Dissent, and The New York Review of Books. He published several well-regarded books in a variety of fields—including city planning, Gestalt therapy, literary criticism, and politics.

Erich Kästner, a photo signed in March 1933, two years after he published Going to the Dogs: The Story of a Moralist, and five years after his most famous work for kids, Emil and The Detectives.

Erich Kästner, a photo signed in March 1933, two years after he published Going to the Dogs: The Story of a Moralist, and five years after his most famous work for kids, Emil and The Detectives.

Ramón del Valle-Inclán, author of Tyrant Banderas. And yes, he only has one arm, he lost the other in a duel with another writer.

Ramón del Valle-Inclán, author of Tyrant Banderas. And yes, he only has one arm, he lost the other in a duel with another writer.

Fulvio Testa, illustrator of Pinocchio

Fulvio Testa, illustrator of Pinocchio

Andrey Platonov

Andrey Platonov


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