Tuesday, February 16, 2010

 

Marilyn Monroe & Carl Sandburg
photos surface

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Whiteout at the Poetry Society

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Robert Grenier’s
Cambridge M’ASS

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The secret life of Emily Dickinson

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the most underrated poet in America

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Eleanor Antin: “Geography”

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Armantrout is to Ashbery
as to who is to who

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Tuesday, February 16
in New Haven:
The Wallace Stevens Anthology,
with Susan Howe, Richard Deming, Dennis Barone,
James Finnegan & Clare Rossini

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Geoffrey Hill:
“To William Cobbett: In Absentia”

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Rafael Millán has died

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Why live without writing?

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Not Why poetry?
but Why language?

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What is innovation in art?

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Jean Daive,
walking with Paul Celan

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Graham Foust’s A Mouth in California

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Steve Fama on Mairéad Byrne’s State House Calendar

All 49 Dusie 9 PDF chapbooks!!!

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Talking with Michael Nicoloff

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A Kimberly Lyons extravaganza

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In which The Grand Piano Collective
competes with
Werner Herzog, Marilynne Robinson & the Yes Men
(among others),
& the prize goes to Mary Ruefle

The 10 Greatest Essays, Ever
(23 lists thereof)

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Robert Hass:
“September Notebook”

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Dana Ward on
Bruce Boone’s Century of Clouds

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The “greatest generation” of poets??

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Anne Tardos: “Nine”

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Talking with David Shapiro

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Women’s Innovative Poetry:
a huge London conference
coming up in July

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Billy Collins on
Trout Fishing in America

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Does a literature of the homeless exist?

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Achebe: “Africa is people”

Not scholarly,
but filled with wisdom & passion

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Flying from Australia to SF
just to visit Specs?

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Salinger & women

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Robert Kelly:
“A Simple Room”

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Thomas Lynch’s Apparitions
& Late Fictions

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Why I’m an e-book convert

Update on the e-book war

Kindle rivals please publishers

Anne Rice partners with Vook

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Poetry in New Media:
A User’s Guide

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Vanessa Place & 750910-2155:
Lorazepam and the Valley of Skin:
Extrapolations on Los Angeles

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Diabetes (& US healthcare)
renders a poet homeless

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SF gentrification
could kill Marcus Books

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2 conferences to celebrate
Faiz Ahmed Faiz

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A universal translator
still has many
linguistic rivers to cross

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Translation problems

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In praise of blurbs

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The dull new global novel

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Sunday, February 21
in Portland, OR,
Bill Berkson is reading

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Erik Anderson on
Beverly Dahlen’s A Reading 18 – 20

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Revell’s Rimbaud

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Michael Scharf:
“The Res Poetica”

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Not the Olympics:
The Galiano Island Literary Festival,
British Columbia, starting Feb. 19

Versions of Vancouver

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Remembering Millie Niss

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Meet Tina Chang – Brooklyn’s new laureate

Weaving poetry into the life of Brooklyn

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Wendell Berry’s
Imagination in Place

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CA Conrad’s
“Instructions for Sex with Trees”

CA Conrad & Frank Sherlock
real & imagined

The CA Conrad / Vladimir Zykov reading
(which got snowed out)
has been rescheduled for
Thursday, Feb. 18

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Take the Poetry Noir challenge!

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Reviving Harry Stephen Keeler

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Love poems
register in the blood

On love poems
& other one-horned beasts

The linguistic
peacock-tail
of love

Mimetic desire

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Travis Nichols’ Iowa

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Paul Pines on
the death of posterity

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The Call:
An Anthology of Women’s Writing

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Art is competition for the real

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The inadvertent poetics of
Google Voice

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David Foster Wallace
imagining moral fiction

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Somalia:
where poetry is revered

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Yoknapatawpha diary

Insight into Faulkner’s ground

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James Baldwin on J.D. Salinger

11 Salinger letters surface

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A noted Indian English poet

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Aase Berg’s With Deer

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Bin Ramke’s Theory of Mind

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Publishing giants
win a round
re pricing via Google

A new message from
John Sargent of Macmillan

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The Nook finally ships

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Elizabeth Marie Young’s
Aim Straight at the Fountain
and Press Vaporize

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Robert Creeley’s
library for sale
(D-L)

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Gary Snyder
writes a MacPoem

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Don DeLillo
& the curse of self-parody

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Lots of recordings available
from this year’s
Key West Literary Seminar

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Claudia Keelan’s Missing Her

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Carol Ann Duffy’s Love Poems

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Indiana Pacers’ owner
rescues Kirkus

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The Station Bookswap
(we have one
at the Paoli SEPTA/Amtrak stop)

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Dennis Maloney’s Just Enough

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The Guardian celebrates
cowboy poetry

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Eleanor Wilner:
“Encounter in the Local Pub”

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Remembering Dave Christy

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David Antin talks in Philly,
Tuesday, February 16:
Rethinking Freud – Taking Freud
Out of Psychoanalysis

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Rachel Zucker, Joan Houlihan & Brenda Hillman
viewed from afar

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Mathew Timmons’ Credit

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How many “great books”
go unfinished
?

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Fuck yeah NYRB Classics!

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Beyond the Words:
a linguistics conference in Leipzig
in May

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M.L. Liebler,
promoting Detroit’s literary scene

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Talking with Kevin Sampsell

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Applying a calculus of writing
to a classic

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Displaced agency in social space

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The poetry of place

Poem on the Range

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Alfred Corn on
Borges’ Buenos Aires

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Anne Caston’s Judah’s Lion

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Talking with Vera Pavlova

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Remixing the Odyssey

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Poetry in medicine
(& vice versa)

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How Twitter changes writing

& how “creative writing” does likewise

The problem of endings

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Restoring books in Mumbai

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Lisa Olstein’s Lost Alphabet

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The Fairy Tales of Herman Hesse

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Bob Hicock:
“i am the ventriloquist, dummy”

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9 poems by Steven Manuel

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Phony author signatures =
$120K in fines &
33 months in jail

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Sampling & Axolotl Roadkill

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Peter Handke’s
cerebral Don Juan

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PoetSpeak,
a DIY audio poetry site

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Tolstoy: the renunciation artist

Tolstoy on Lincoln

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TC Boyle’s “rollicking” Wild Child

Boyle, Jim Harrison & Amy Bloom

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Best books of the 21st century
(mostly Quietist perspectives)

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Talking with Wayne Miller

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Brooks Thomas,
who fought against “fair use” & won,
has died

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Split This Rock
poetry festival,
Washington, DC
March 10-13

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Talking with Papo
(Jesús Papoleto Meléndez)

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A capsule version of
A Clockwork Orange

Literature’s best drugs?

William Burroughs & the Rolling Stones

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How Stanley Elkin
predicted Rush Limbaugh

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In New York, February 24,
a tribute to Max Blecher (1909-1938)

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Listening to erotica

The erotic salon

Martin Amis’
boring sexual revolution

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Book jacket of the year, already?

The uncensored version

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Books banned by the Texas prisons

Iran blocks GoodReads

Watching anti-censorship
chase its own
tail

Use a flash card,
go to jail

Censorship &
Thomas Merton’s
Seven Storey Mountain

What to do with the N-word
in Huck Finn?

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Nevile Shute & Eric Amber

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The deadline for submissions to
Steampunk Reloaded
has passed

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Muldoon to give Turnbull lecture
at Johns Hopkins

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Norman Mailer & food

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Six digit print runs
for new graphic novels

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A photograph of Larry Leavis

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Nico Vassilakis:
towardS

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The New York Times’
Nifty 50
up-&-comers
mostly in the arts

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Yosi Sergant
& the art of
right-wing hysteria

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Avatar’s font
has its critics

Donna Haraway on Avatar

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Talking with Natalie Merchant

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Eliot & music
in Starkville, Mississippi

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The return of Gil Scott-Heron

Forefather of rap

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Sam Shepard:
aiming to be less “clunky”

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Vonnegut as theater in Toronto

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Wes Anderson’s
Spiderman reboot

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The Istanbul Film Festival
offers several films free on-line
with English subtitle

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American Psycho,
the musical

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Ruslan & Ludmilla,
based on the poem by Pushkin,
with English subtitles
(in multiple parts on YouTube)

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Cross-dressing
& the new media avant-garde

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Chuck Close
joins Obama arts’ advisors

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A gallery of photographs by
Linh Dinh

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In Rome,
contemporary art in an old brewery

MACRO

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Gorky comes to the Tate

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A painting by Gregory Corso

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Robert Smithson:
Learning from New Jersey
& Elsewhere
(reg. req.)

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Homage to JG Ballard
at the London Gagosian

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Using math
to detect art fakes

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The fate of the art work
of Haiti

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A symposium on
The Art of the Steal

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Up for auction:
the Polaroid collection

Instant, but timeless” –
a slide show

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Ice House

& critique

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Alexander McQueen is dead

The dark star of internation fashion

Remembering Alexander McQueen

NY Times video

What McQueen meant

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A profile of Jeff Beck

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Edmund White on Patti Smith

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Islamic women
who love rock & roll

Finding god in a rock guitar

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Zinn-ophobia at NPR

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Bernard Henri-Lévy’s “botulism” problem

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Arthur Koestler
(with a revealing aside
re Walter Benjamin)

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Philosophy Talk:
the radio program that questions everything,
but your intelligence

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Who poisoned Descartes?

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Christopher Hitchens has no clothes

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New nouns
in the vocabulary of
atrocity

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On the Road – the real story

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The world of Facebook

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