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The Hole in the Corner from Nine Hundred Grandmothers (1970)
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The character of Thomas More on the future reception of his Utopia, in Ch. 2 - Past Master (1968)

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Born: November 7, 1914

Died: March 18, 2002 (aged 87)

Occupation: Novelist

Bio: Raphael Aloysius Lafferty was an American science fiction and fantasy writer known for his original use of language, metaphor, and narrative structure, as well as for his etymological wit. He also wrote a set of four autobiographical novels, In a Green Tree; a history book, The Fall of Rome; and a number of novels that could be more or less loosely called historical fiction.

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We sacrifice to dress, till household joys And comforts cease. Dress drains our cellar dry, And keeps our larder clean; puts out our fires, And introduces hunger, frost and woe, Where peace and hospitality might reign. Dress changes the manners.

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