Gilgamesh was a brutal tyrant who foolishly tried to defeat death.
The journalist who pioneered serious film criticism showed a cinematic touch in all of his writing.
Some of the people he has influenced don't even realize it.
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The misfit journalist felt at home in the marginalized world he wrote about.
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Founding Father and ladies' man Gouverneur Morris flees revolutionary Paris to discover the delights of central Europe.
The records division at the Frick continues working toward the great goal of its founder.
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