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“... unargued de-attribution could be almost as incautious a proceeding as its opposite has been. Donald Bond’s splendid edition of the Spectator first appeared in 1965, and has been standard since then. Its reissue, along with the first proper modern edition of the Tatler, coincided with Bond’s 90th birthday. The ...”
“... that seems to have gone on with Ian Fleming. One could hardly say that his fantasy life with James Bond was a case of straightforward compensation. Employers courted him; he charmed the bosses; girls fell over each other to get to bed with him. Or so it seemed, and still seems to his latest biographer, who knew him fairly well in the wartime naval and ...”
“... About two thirds of the way into Spectre, James Bond (Daniel Craig) is tied to a chair in the desert crater headquarters of Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz), the head of Spectre and by coincidence both the son and the murderer of a man who took the young Bond under his wing ...”
“... country through study and then begin to remember it as their own birthplace. Others, like David Donald and Jeffrey Hart, remember it first and then study it up in order to flesh out their memories with circumstantial detail. In either case, historiography is given the task that Wordsworth assigned to poetry: to reconcile the seemingly unrelated worlds of ...”
“... registered in the Cayman Islands). The vehicle then buys assets such as corporate bonds, loans and bonds backed by mortgages, either from the parent bank – if, for example, the motive for the CDO is to reduce the risk of its loan portfolio – or on the open market. To raise the money that’s needed for ...”
“... are prompted by Geoffrey Hill’s formidably erudite and compacted essay, ‘Our Word is Our Bond’, which reappears now in The Lords of Limit, a volume which, it must be said, in everything from format to price does very great credit to the publishers. This particular essay has provoked in another attentive reader, John Lucas (LRB, Vol. 5, No 20), the ...”
“... as one trawls London galleries from Lisson Street, close by the Edgware Road in the west, on to Bond Street and Cork Street, down to Saint James’s and out east to Hoxton Square. Underpinning it all is the one thing you cannot see: the relationship between artist and dealer. The Shop Sign exists because Gersaint gave Watteau brotherly as well as ...”
“... Their prices often move a fraction of a second before the prices of the underlying shares, bonds or currencies. In addition, price movements in the US – especially in the CME’s share-index futures and government-bond futures – frequently lead those in Europe, Asia and Latin America. That makes the speed at ...”
“... All his life Donald Winnicott took great pains to present himself as an orthodox Freudian. Yet few ‘Freudians’ have been more radical in their departures from orthodoxy. Winnicott’s central ideas about mothers and infants, about nurture and cure, about the authenticity of self, are evocative and powerful, but they are nonetheless heresy ...”
“... The term ‘band-leader’ is therefore really a nonsense. The mutual acceptance of musical bonds implies democracy, or, at its best, more than that – the annihilation of individuals’ will in one collective musical mind. One of the very few people to make great art out of band-leading, Duke Ellington, achieved this because the actual music the band ...”
“... The most enduring blight left behind by Donald Trump, long after he has smashed things up, will be the pile of books devoted to trying to make sense of him. It will grow after investigative journalists have spent years diving for hidden records, exploring subterranean corporations and foreign partners but never reaching the dark ocean bottom ...”
“... indefatigable George Thomason’s collection. Robertson is not alone in setting store by these. Donald Veall, in his seminal survey of the legal pamphlets in the Thomason Tracts, The Popular Movement for Law Reform 1640-60, singled out Cooke as one of the most lucid and persuasive of the law reformers writing at and after the climax of the war. Even if he ...”
“... raiders brought off a series of increasingly audacious takeovers, largely financed by ‘junk’ bonds (bonds which rating agencies deem to be below investment-grade). The very names of these raiders – Carl Icahn, T. Boone Pickens, Sir James Goldsmith – brought fear to Galbraithian managers, whom they ruthlessly ...”
“... one with a square black face. James said it wasn’t a fake, his sister had bought it for him on Bond Street. They hadn’t been in contact for ten years, he said, and it was a present to seal their reconciliation. I asked to see the watch, but it wasn’t heavy enough to be the real thing and the word ‘Gucci’ was set off-centre. So what is the story of ...”
“... He bought a plot of land in a well-to-do neighbourhood of Chicago and invited the architect Donald Jaye to design him the ultimate bachelor pad. The scheme was denied planning permission, but the drawings were published in the May 1962 issue of the magazine. The ‘almost cartoonishly modern’ three-storey building, as Preciado describes it, was to ...”