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Alan Brien
(1925-2008) born on
Mar 12
English novelist, journalist, critic. He wrote for the "Sunday Telegraph" and "Spectator;" his works include essays in "Domes of Fortune," 1979 and the novel "Lenin: the Novel," 1987.
         
   
F
The blue-rinse warbler and her horn-rimmed mate are rare and overdue this year.

R
Violence is the repartee of the illiterate.
A
New York waiters, probably the surliest in the Western world . . . are better images of their city than that journalistic favorite the taxi driver.
N
The country is laid out in a haphazard, sloppy fashion, offensive to the tidy, organized mind.
K
The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition . . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On annual migration of Americans to Great Britain, London "Sunday Times," 21 Jul 1974.
R: In "Punch," 7 Feb 1973.
A: In "Saturday Review," 5 Feb 1966.
N: In "Punch," (London), 22 Mar 1979.
K: In "Saturday Review," 5 Feb 1966.
   


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