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FLORENCE, CITY CENTER, lovely high-end apartments for short- and long-term rent, visit us on:

FLORENCE, ITALY, renting on a monthly or longer basis apartments in antique Palazzo, for information e-mail

HEART OF TUSCANY: Montepulciano. Elegant architect-designed home with garden and terrace overlooking countryside. In town center: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, grand entry, living room w/fi replace, kitchen, washer/dryer, jacuzzi, WiFi. Easy day trips to Florence, Siena, vineyards, thermal baths. 3,000 euros/week.

PARIS (SQUARE BERLIOZ—9TH ARR.), Fiber+, 3BR/2Bth, beautiful full-floor condo, 4th fl. elevator. Tel: (415) 922-8888.

ST GERMAIN LAST FLOOR, agreeably furnished, view, elevator,


TALL, TRIM, EASY ON THE EYE GENT seeks 60+ lady for gentle or riveting conversation, soulful gazes, and blissful interludes. Not full-time, but a regular mutual refuge. Freethinking progressive, welcoming of reasoned alternate views. Avoids crowds, loud people, and dogma. Berkeley/Oakland area.

ATTRACTIVE, VIBRANT, CULTURED, and artistic Manhattan widow is looking for an intelligent, like-minded man (70s) to explore the energy and bounties of NYC.

CERCASI DANTISTA (NON DENTISTA!) settantenne in buona salute per amicizia epistolare in Inglese e/o Italiano, con possibilita’ di eventuale incontro. NYR Box 68435.

WASHINGTON DC WOMAN, ARTIST, wants man in his 80s or early 90s who is still engrossed with life, the arts, and liberal politics. NYR Box 68440.

IF YOU LIKE PINA COLADAS. . . . contact As a private matchmaking club we have tons of beautiful, sophisticated, warm-hearted women of all ages (20s–70s) seeking the same. Let us introduce you to your sweetheart. All queries are fully confidential.

LIVELY, SMART, ACTIVE, SLIM, ATTRACTIVE Bay Area woman, 71, seeks youthful, active man for hiking, travel, adventures, companionship, and more.

YES, PEOPLE READ NYR IN BERKELEY. Pretty, published, professional retired University of California professor, journalist, and columnist loves hiking, music, theater, film, travel, and seeks an intellectual who has a great sense of the absurd. NYR Box 68425.

LOS ANGELES MAN, 77, no children, is ready to get married. Let’s talk. NYR Box 68405.

GRAMSCIAN (AND) HEDONIST seeks a war of maneuver. Early 60s, tall and fit. Scholar and lefty, lost my big love. Are you a woman up for long walks, camping, books, food, wine, and, yes, bed? That’s me, in NYC,

MWM LOOKING FOR F to collaborate on mind-body problem. Mysterians only, please. Boston area.

NYC GAY MAN, smart/heart, accomplished/aspiring, romantic/sensual, left/pragmatic, exercised/therapized, 5’6″, 140lb., 83, seeks gay man, nonsmoker, near! sweet! for dates and long-term mutual affection.

PAIR OF UNREPENTANT QUEERS (one pansexual Asian punk femme & one curly-haired nonbinary flâneur) found love in these pages. Seeking Covid-negative company to complete the hat trick; be enlightening, generous, flexible, spirited.

WIDOWED MARGRAVINE SEEKS RESPITE from coterie of sycophants. Enclose your most prurient poem.

Personal Services

DATE SMART. Join the introduction network for single graduates and faculty of the Ivies, Stanford, and other excellent schools.

Advice Service

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LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE. Beat Covid! Go viral by Googling “The Poetry of Alabaster Bosoms compiled by Kevin Joy.”

REDSHIFT, BLUESHIFT, winner of the Gival Press Novel Award, by Jordan Silversmith, captures the “befuddlement of sustained imprisonment” (Foreword Review, 4-Starred Review): Redshift, Blueshift (

THE MASQUE, A ZOE DILL MYSTERY, by RC Prentice. From a Paris auction, Dahlia has ceremonial objects not to be sold openly in America. She has to go about things surreptitiously. On Dahlia’s trail, Zoe, completing her master’s degree in art history, gets plunged into a high-stakes game with imposters, fraudsters, and a possible murderer. Available in print or Kindle.


A CHARISMATIC, AGING FRENCH ROCK STAR will compose and record an original song for you, your mom, your lover, or your pet in French, English, or Franglais (recommended). US$200. Contact:;



INTERVIEWS WITH ARTISTS AND WRITERS. How does painting, music and literature relate to the world? Insights into materials, abstraction and meaning.


A RADICAL APPEAL to African-American intellect appears in “A Faraway Light,” a passage to be found in “Education Fads versus Individual Rights” on the Web.


Author’s Query

CHARLES BELDEN, PHOTOGRAPHER of American West, for book in making. Seeking any info. Brooks Roddan, 614 28th Ave, San Francisco Ca, 94121.

SEEKING LETTERS from or to Ruth Suckow, American writer (1892–1960)—also photographs. Ruth Suckow Memorial Association. Contact:

Furniture Wanted

PHILANTHROPIC FUNDING SOUGHT for pursuing ideas and strategies that, in aggregate, may represent our best hope for saving the planet.

ROBERTLAMONT.COM. Download the parables or the miracles of Jesus, or both. KJV. Paypal.


HAVE YOU HAD AN AFFAIR? Published author and psychotherapist keen to interview under strict anonymity for case studies in this underexplored aspect of behavior. Contact

AUSTRALIAN HISTORIAN seeks interviewees aged 40+ for research on gay men’s end-of-life plans. Interviews by Zoom or telephone. For more information:

Therapeutic Services

POISE VS PAIN: Develop Dynamic Posture. better@being—Alexander Technique. Elizabeth Hurwitt, Certified Teacher.

Writer’s Services

ACADEMIC EDITORIAL SERVICES. Former editor for the UN, academic with an MFA, MA, and PhD. Book-length manuscripts, scholarly journals, novels, and belles-lettres. Email:

CONVERTING YOUR DOCTORAL THESIS for publication? Skilled developmental editor, reasonable rates.;

START, EDIT, OR COMPLETE your novel or story collection with help from prize-nominated author of “bewitching” (NYTimes), “electrifying” (Believer), “gripping” (FT) fiction.

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITOR. Top 10 New England. “Sharpest improvement ever seen” (client’s agent). Master stylist. Professor, poet, captain. Susan Schmidt, PhD. 252-269-0032,;;

EXPERIENCED EDITOR—poetry and prose. Respectful. Thorough. Prize-winning author can help with poems, novels, memoirs, fl ash, stories, queries, and application letters. Website:

I EDIT FICTION, NONFICTION, MEMOIR, and poetry manuscripts. Sixty books I edited have been published in the last eight years. Free consultation.;

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