„The more money an American accumulates the less interesting he himself becomes.“

—  Gore Vidal

"H. Hughes," The New York Review of Books (20 April 1972)
1970s, Homage to Daniel Shays : Collected Essays (1972)

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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