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My early fascination with things Sicilian grew from a close acquaintance with Ernesto Corvaja, in whose London house I lived for several years and whose daughter Ernesta I had married. He was a man of the south in exile, with watchful eyes beneath heavy lids and whose skin, wherever exposed, had turned grey through deprivation of the sun. This, he told me, had happened quite suddenly within weeks of arriving in Britain and an attempt to remedy ...
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Norman Lewis Norman Lewis was a prolific British writer best known for his travel writing. Though not widely known, Graham Greene wrote: "Norman Lewis is one of the best writers, not of any particular decade, but of our century". (Wiki)

So far as I know, the only eminent writer in English history who was also a 100% Englishman, absolutely beyond suspicion, was Samuel Johnson. The Ku Klux (Klan) of his day gave him a clean bill of health; he was the Roosevelt of the 18th century. But was Johnson actually an artist? If he was, then the cornet player is a musician. He employed the materials of one of the arts, to wit, words, but his use of them was hortatory, not artistic, John...
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H.L. Mencken Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (September 12, 1880 - January 29, 1956), was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a student of American English. Mencken, known as the "Sage of Baltimore", is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century.

Mencken is known for writing The American Language, a multi-volume study of how the English language is spoken in the United States, and for his satirical reporting on the Scopes trial, which he named the "Monkey" trial. In addition to his literary accomplishments, Mencken was known for his controversial ideas. An opponent of World War II[citation needed] and democracy, Mencken wrote a huge number of articles about current events, books, music, prominent politicians, pseudo-intellectuals, temperance and uplifters. He notably attacked ignorance, intolerance, frauds, fundamentalist Christianity, osteopathy, and chiropractic.

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