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Today is Wednesday, July 27, the 208th day of 2005 with 157 to follow.
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Elaine May fails to make porn humorous

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Elaine May has tried to stretch one of her comedy sketches, for which she is justly famous, into a full-length play about making a "classy" pornographic movie b
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2002 with 19 to follow.
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Book of the week: 'Something to Declare'

SANDIEGO, Calif., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Reading Julian Barnes is like standing on a platform looking over everyone else's head. He reminds me of the tag line of old B.O.A.C. commercials: "Head and sho
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Today is Saturday, July 27, the 208th day of 2002 with 157 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2001 with 19 to follow.
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Photography and Egypt: Made for Each Other

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Egypt and the world's fascination with its ancient treasures played an important role in the development of photography ranging from the pristine prints of mid-
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Gustave Flaubert (French pronunciation: ) (December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style.

Flaubert was born on December 12, 1821, in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, in the Haute-Normandie region of France. He was the second son of Achille-Cléophas Flaubert (1784–1846), a surgeon, and Anne Justine Caroline (née Fleuriot) (1793–1872). He began writing at an early age, as early as eight according to some sources.

He was educated at the Lycée Pierre Corneille in Rouen. and did not leave until 1840, when he went to Paris to study law. In Paris, he was an indifferent student and found the city distasteful. He made a few acquaintances, including Victor Hugo. Toward the close of 1840, he traveled in the Pyrenees and Corsica. In 1846, after an attack of epilepsy, he left Paris and abandoned the study of law.

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