Another kind of crowd

Of course it probably helped that Harold [Brodkey] went to almost every literary party and spent hours on the phone every day with Don DeLillo, Harold Bloom, Dennis Donoghue. DeLillo told him the way to stop worrying about death was to watch a lot of television.

»Edmund White. City Boy : my life in New York during the 1960’s and ’70s. New York : Bloomsbury, 2009.

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Flappers and flamingos

Kay Nielsen doing his Beardsley meets Erté thing. From In Powder and Crinoline : old fairy tales retold. By Arthur Quiller-Couch; illustrated by Kay Nielsen. [London] Hodder & Stoughton, 1912.

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