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- ... although he has an opinion on them he has an opinion on
almost everything), his interests are more protean and, indeed,
Olympian in their capaciousness. `Why limit me," one can almost
hear him thinking, `to one stage? Or page. Particularly since what
he is about is making connections between different spheres, building
bridges between the expected and the unexpected... [Notice that one can't actually hear him
- Like its predecessors, this new volume of the Pilgrim edition is a
model of imaginative scholarship. It prints 1,324 letters, many
previously unpublished, and it brings Dickens so close you can
almost smell the cigar smoke. The magnificent footnotes (an
absorbing read, even without the letters) unroll the whole cavalcade of
contemporary life the authors and actresses, clubmen and courtiers...
- ... especially when the heroine returns to her village roots for
sustenance from Mother Earth. In place of the usual gaudy caricatures,
Almodovar's main characters almost appear to be real people and,
as Leo and her new-found male friend, a roly-poly publisher, blend
minds, hearts and, in some senses, genders, our own hearts are warmed.
Almodovar still has his fun...[They almost
appear...in other words, the author is not as skilled as he could
- ... he was hurt by the reaction to her arrival in Argentina to make
the biographical film. She said: 'Form your opinions after you have seen
the movie.' She said that Peron, whom many Argentinians almost
worship, had become a role model for her. 'I am full of admiration
for her. She came from nothing to have such influence over the country.'
Madonna's announcement, part publicity stunt...
- ... near-whore to something close to sainthood. We must defend our
historical heritage," said Juan Carlos Gullo, a Peronist. 'The people
who are making this film do not understand that this is almost
religion. Can you imagine Madonna playing Mother Teresa of Calcutta?'
- ... Nobody asked to see my invitation, and I felt right at home as
Patricia Rawlings and I are almost childhood friends from Gstaad.
In the Land of the Freebie and Home of the Depraved, there would have
been at least 40 American sumo lookalikes trying to intimidate
people.[This probably means they are really
friends, but they didn't meet until after they were no longer children;
i.e., they were teenagers or older when they met].
- ... acts and dates describe is a catastrophic warping of values, a
career of relentless success in Leighton's case and of relentless
failure in Cezanne's. One of these artists achieved a position of
almost absolute power in his nation's art firmament, and the
other was forced to remain almost invisible in his. One became instantly
valuable, yet achieved nothing of lasting value...
- Like many of Mr Yeltsin's closest associates, Mr Tarpishchev's rise
to power was almost accidental. The two met in 1988 when the
President was abandoning his traditional loyalty to the good socialist
team sport of volleyball in favour of the far more bourgeois pursuit of
- ... winter, down the northeast Atlantic fly way from the Nordic
wastes, and from points as unimaginably east as the Taymyr Peninsula
across the awful Siberian wilderness. By now, the roll call is almost
complete, 10,000 birds cosily grazing the wide salt marshes at
Slimbridge, rising occasionally for a fly-past like celebrities at an
- ... The only requirement is that passengers stay at least one
Saturday night or three other nights in Paris. The day return price
remains at 95 pounds. The new fare, which is almost certain to be
followed by further reductions this year as competition with the
airlines intensifies, came the day after the start of Eurostar services
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