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Renata Adler
(1938-____) born on
Oct 19
US journalist, writer. 0
         
   
F
People have been modeling their lives after films for years, but the medium is somehow unsuited to moral lessons, cautionary tales or polemics of any kind.

R
The writer has a grudge against society, which he documents with accounts of unsatisfying sex, unrealized ambition, unmitigated loneliness, and a sense of local and global distress.
A
There follows a little obscenity here, a dask of philosophy there, considerable whining overall, and a modern satirical novel is born.
N
Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.
K
No one ever confides a secret to one person only. No one destroys all copies of a document.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Movies Make Heroes of Them All," 7 Jan 1968; in "A Year in the Dark: A Year in the Life of a Film Critic," 1971.
R: "Salt into Old Scars," in "Toward a Radical Middle," 1971.
A: "Salt into Old Scars," in "Toward a Radical Middle," 1971.
N: "Speedboat," 1976.
K: In "The Wit & Wisdom of Women," ed. Melissa Stein, 1993.
   


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