Gilbert Adair


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Gilbert Adair (29 December 1944 – 8 December 2011) was a Scottish novelist, poet, film critic and journalist. He was critically most famous for the "fiendish" translation of Georges Perec's postmodern novel A Void, in which the letter e is not used, but was more widely known for the films adapted from his novels, including Love and Death on Long Island (1997) and The Dreamers (2003). more »

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  • In New York—whose subway trains in particular have been "tattooed" with a brio and an energy to put our own rude practitioners to shame—not an inch of free space is spared except that of adv...
    Gilbert Adair, British author, critic. "Cleaning and Cleansing," Myths and Memories (1986).
  • ''We "need" cancer because, by the very fact of its incurability, it makes all other diseases, however virulent, not cancer.''
    Gilbert Adair, British author, critic. "Under the Sign of Cancer," Myths and Memories (1986).
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