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Mussolini’s Guest

MY GUEST By Benito Mussolini I did not want to. It was a nauseating notion, me hosting this political charlatan as if he were my equal. I really had to, though. I was determined to do a lot and had to make sure the Huns did not concern me. Hitler certainly needed me more. Russia […]

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Cezanne Character Criticizes Vincent van Gogh

“Why’re you staring at ‘Irises’?” a woman asked. “Beg your pardon,” I replied, spinning to see no one in the Getty Museum impressionism gallery. Perplexed, I turned and again studied undulating knife-green flowers, topped by morose blue buds, Vincent van Gogh had painted while he battled mental illness at Saint-Rémy asylum, wishing he were better […]

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