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The brothers grim

Reimagining the eccentric, pack-rat Collyers, whose home fortress against the 20th century became a tomb

(Sophie Blackall)
By Jess Walter
Globe Correspondent / August 30, 2009

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In the spring of 1947, New York police discovered the bodies of Homer and Langley Collyer amid 103 tons of rubbish-bound newspapers, broken umbrellas, baby carriages, even a reconstructed Model T - packed floor to ceiling in the Collyers’ once-opulent, three-story brownstone. (Full article: 889 words)

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