“Oh, yes!” Korda exclaimed when asked, during an impromptu interview, whether he still took delight in his work. “It’s a great passion.” And he listed many of the characters and overlooked bits of history that had sustained his interest in Dunkirk. Primarily, he spoke of the evacuation of the British army from France as a turning point in world history.
For Korda, it's about knowing his roots. "When I first met Larry, he used to wear a sweatshirt somebody had given him on which it had big letters that said 'Minor Regional Novelist,'" he said. "I think he's transcended being a Texas orphan." "I was writing the flap copy for Thalia this weekend," Weil added, "and I read Horseman, Pass By again. This is literature. It's Greek tragedy set in Texas. ... He happened to use the milieu of Texas and the dying of the cowboys, and frontier.
Patchett is the best-selling and beloved novelist of Bel Canto and many others. She’s also co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville and America’s best-known spokesperson for independent bookstores. Her remarks at Interabang, which had a “soft” opening in July, were brief, and celebratory. But they also had bite. “I’m so happy to be here in Dallas,” she began.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".