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My virtue is that I say what I think, my vice that what I think doesn't amount to much.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Romain Gary: The greatest literary conman ever?

Hemingway was a philandering bear-slayer who chased wars and crashed planes. Hunter S Thompson, a gun-loving druggy, had his ashes fired from a fist-shaped cannon. Heroin addict William Burroughs accidentally killed his second wife in a drunken game of ‘William Tell’. And then there’s Romain Gary. War hero, film director, hoaxer extraordinaire – he makes those other testosterone-drunk scribblers look like they were simply trying too hard.

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