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December 5, 2013


"When Nora Ephron died in 2012, many who wrote to mourn her passing gave the impression of feeling they had lost someone close to them--regardless of whether or not they had known her personally. Nowhere was that feeling more common than in New York. Though she was the child of a pair of Hollywood screenwriters, grew up in Beverly Hills, and later directed eight of her own scripts, Ephron moved back to Manhattan after graduating from college and stayed there for most of the rest of her life. For New Yorkers of her generation--she was born in 1941--her essays and films, like those of Woody Allen, were a touchstone of identity and urban-nationalist pride..."

Posted December 5, 2013 7:51 AM

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