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Nostalgia

Combray
village of narrator and family. [Fr. Lit.: Remembrance of Things Past]
Give My Regards to Broadway
singer sends well-wishes to home town. [Am. Pop. Music: Fordin, 531]
Happy Days
TV series viewed 1950s America through tinted lenses. [TV: Terrace, I, 337–338]
Krapp
passes the time by listening to tapes on which he had recorded his earlier experiences and reflections. [Br. Drama: Beckett Krapp’s Last Tape in Weiss, 244]
My Ántonia
book in which author recalls her precious child-hood years. [Am. Lit.: Magill I, 630–632]
ou sont les neiges d’antan
“Where are the snows of yesteryear?” [Fr. Lit.: Ballade des Dames du temps ladis, “Villon” in Benét, 1061]
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One area of annoyance where nostalgists have a valid point is with regard to Wembley Way, where the age-old tradition of urinating against the wall the moment you emerge from the tube station has sadly been stamped out by over-zealous policing.
THE ZOMBIEPHILES--that odd cohort of nerds, video game addicts, and mullet-headed grindhouse nostalgists who have made the flesh-eating zombie a central figure of modern culture--know all about chewed kidneys, shambling ghouls, moldering flesh, barricaded doors, deserted streets, and the all-important bullet to the brain.
Nostalgists should be happy with the musical reconstructions, led on Monday by Elliot Harper (right), who is sharing the role of Buddy with Edward Handoll on this tour.
Firstly, the argument that those resisting the demolitions are all middle-class do-gooders and nostalgists is an argument which we have heard before from supporters of the demolition programme across Merseyside.
FLICK BACK: They're still wrangling over who has the hottest hidden belly button to play Jeannie, but '60s nostalgists can anticipate Nora Ephron's film version of ``Bewitched,'' with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell, to be released in July.
Hollywood has, for instance, created seriously popular entertainments such as Topkapi (1964, Jules Dassin), How to Steal a Million (1966, William Wyler), The Sting (1973, George Roy Hill) and The Usual Suspects (1995, Bryan Singer), as well as the recent remake of The Italian Job (2003, Gary Gray), which, whatever nostalgists insist, is at least as accomplished as the British original of 1969 (Peter Collinson).
This classic-format blued-steel entry will appeal greatly to handgun nostalgists (like me) and is a great carrying and close-quarters hunting tool for those who prefer a bit more weight than offered by the AirLite PD Model 329.
Nostalgists for the American chestnut tree flocked to Washington, Virginia, this spring to buy seedlings resistant to a blight that has wiped out the species.
They're surly nostalgists, constantly comparing these dismal days to the era when--oh, choose your old-timer--Elgin Baylor took it to the hole or Joltin' Joe roamed the outfield or blah, blah, blah.
The main danger is not that he is surrounded by nostalgists of Nazism or villains with cloven hoofs.
In fact, pure sports nostalgists will probably not like either book.