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a fiesty collector

Isabella Stewart Gardner. “Mrs. Jack” startled staid Boston society by erecting a Venetian pleasure dome in the Back Bay and filling it with masterpieces for the public to enjoy… In Seville, in 1888, Mrs. Gardner bought her first old master-a … Continue reading

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SILENCE FILLED WITH VIVID NOISELESS BOYS

After graduation and on the eve of his embarkation for France as a “gentleman volunteer” ambulance driver,John ┬áDos Passos’s letters almost exploded with rebellion. “I have been spending my time of late going to pacifist meetings and being dispersed by … Continue reading

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