The 20th-century Bohemian writer Johannes Urzidil fled his embattled birthplace just before World War II, never to return—except in the stories he wrote.
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Terence Davies’s new film essays the reclusive, and sometimes frustrating, life of the poet Emily Dickinson, played by Cynthia Nixon.
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