Dec 22, 2008 · The reports of her life may have been greatly exaggerated Dennis Johnson. Those who decry the waning influence of literature upon public discourse should take heart from the way Curtis Sittenfeld’s novel about Laura Bush, American Wife, seems to have prompted — … Ransom belonged to a group of literati that gathered at Vanderbilt University in the 1920s and called themselves "the Fugitives."It was a pretty distinguished bunch, but also a provincial one, doing its thing far from the literary center of the country, and some of its members, such as Donald Davidson, were so reactionary that they fell out with the more progressive ones, like Robert Penn ... Dec 30, 2005 · The situation—a turn-of-the-last-century family facing the various little crises that arise in life, along with one major one—might not seem to be the stuff of great drama, but the observant screenplay by Irving Brecher and Fred Finklehoffe and sensitive realization by Vincente Minnelli enable the viewer to understand and feel the full ... Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for. IMDb Obituary FindAGrave. Irving Brecher (screenplay writer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died November 17, 2008. Born January 17, 1914. Wrote for the Marx Brothers (Go West), Milton Berle, and comedies like Bye Bye Birdie. IBDB IMDb Obituary. William Gibson (playwright) -- Dead. Died November 25, 2008. Born September 13, 1914.