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Milk-sensitive and eosinophilic gastroenteropathy
Cows milk-protein sensitivity may produce a variety
of gastrointestinal syndromes including iron deficiency
anemia secondary to gastrointestinal blood
protein-losing enteropathy and colitis as well
as systemic allergic symptoms such as anaphylaxis
and wheezing
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yesterday by Brian-Green
Denis Johnson Interview | Yale Literary Magazine
What appeals to you about the CIA and the FBI as material? In Tree of Smoke your characters are disillusioned with their work for the CIA. How do you feel about novels that glorify espionage?

Tree of Smoke, I think, takes its first impulse from my early background. My dad was with the US State Department, and we lived among that community in Tokyo, Manila, and Washington, DC – diplomats and military folks, including CIA and FBI.

As for novels glorifying espionage, I enjoyed James Bond when I was a kid, but I prefer the more realistic, complicated approach – Le Carré particularly, and some of Eric Ambler.
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4 days ago by craniac
Denis Johnson’s Poetic Visions of a Fallen World - The New York Times
in his masterworks — “Fiskadoro,” “Jesus’ Son,” “Tree of Smoke” and his harrowing debut novel, “Angels” (1983) — his incandescent language channels his characters’ desperation. Here, his prose possesses both the steel and the lyricism of his verse, and is perfectly attuned to capturing the surreal proceedings in Johnsonland, where hallucinatory imaginings bleed into daily life, where reality itself can seem like a fevered nightmare.

“What I write about,” Mr. Johnson once said, “is really the dilemma of living in a fallen world, and asking: ‘Why is it like this if there’s supposed to be a God?’”
4 days ago by craniac
House Democratic Leadership U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 December 3, 2018 House Democratic Leadership, On November 6, 2018, the people of the United States elected an historic class of Democrats.
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4 days ago by merejane
The Best History Books 2018 | History Today
The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages (Cambridge), Geraldine Heng shows repeated cases which would unambiguously be classified as racially motivated hate crimes today, grounded in religion. This book is field-defining and vital in the current climate.
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4 days ago by bradleyrturner
Why We Sleep, and Why We Often Can’t
Contemporary sleep evangelizers worry a good deal about our social attitudes toward sleep. They worry about many things, of course—incandescent light, L.E.D.
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4 days ago by merejane

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