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King Arthur and his armored goons of the Round Table functioned as the Politburo of a slave state: Camelot. Of all who have written on the Matter of Arthur, from Malory to White, only Mark Twain understood this. But Mark Twain was a great writer.
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I always wanted to be a cowboy. But alas! I was burdened early with certain inescapable obligations to world literature.
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Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. Is this Abbey?
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My Aunt Ida at age eighty-three: "Yeah," she said, "I'll be dead pretty soon. And frankly, I don't give a damn."
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There is no trajectory so pathetic as that of an artist in decline.
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