Brian M. Sands

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Variation on a Theme

T HE PSYCHOLOGICAL ramifications of Vietnam are a long way from being exhausted as a mine for literary insight, and

What a Modern Age

T HE UNITED STATES of America, by the turn of the century, was no longer that new little country on


S TEPHEN SONDHEIM'S Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street shocks like an amusement park's house of horrors, slitting

Second Avenue Serenade

N EIL SIMON wrote only one successful play after The Prisoner of Second Avenue. Then he moved to Los Angeles.