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Starring a slick-haired Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman at her most serene, Gattaca is a deserved cult classic, a highlight in the hubristic-humans-playing-God subgenre, the urtext for any discussion of the slippery slope toward eugenics.
First published in 1976, this is the classic, the urtext, the model for a memoir by an angry or repentant former political official.
The Compleat Angler Published in 1653, Izaak Walton's treatise on fly-fishing and its pleasures is widely viewed as the sport's urtext.
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