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Books: “The Richard Burton Diaries' review.

December 31, 2012

These diaries, here collected and edited for the first time, span mainly the years from 1965 to 1972. Burton was a global celebrity and, not coincidentally, married to Elizabeth Taylor. The two made “a lovely charming decadent hopeless couple,' as Burton notes, in a characteristically wry and graceful . . . (Subscription required.)

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