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The Richard Burton Diaries


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Burton’s diaries, meticulously annotated, suggest that he cared little for the minutiae of movies (“What a sloppy job this acting is…”), documenting instead the books he read, people he met and his torrid relationship with ‘E’ (Elizabeth Taylor). He emerges as a formidable writer, whose quest for self-improvement was as unquenchable as his thirst for alcohol.


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