Books

SPINOZA’S LENS

By Stan Persky | 2002 June 12

Stan Persky examines a new book that suggests that the radical edge of Enlightment philosophy has shaped modernity more than we recognize

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The Many Lives of Jesus

By T.F. Rigelhof | 2002 May 30

Terry Rigelhof gives an contextual overview of Nino Ricci’s likely-to-be-controversial novel Testament

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NOW SHOWING AT A MOVIE THEATRE NEAR YOU

By Stan Persky | 2002 May 21

Stan Persky reviews film-maker Hanif Kureishi’s newly-minted book of essays

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BERLIN AND THE ANGEL OF HISTORY

By Stan Persky | 2002 April 16

Stan Persky reviews David Clay Large’s recent English-language history of Berlin

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Proofreading Some Recent War Novels

By Brian Fawcett | 2002 April 2

Brian Fawcett tests the proof-reading of Jane Urquhart’s The Stone Carvers against Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms and is surprised by what he finds

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REPUBLIC OF LETTERS

By Stan Persky | 2002 April 2

Stan Persky reviews The Author of Himself: The Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki

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TROUBLE IN MIND

By Stan Persky | 2002 March 26

Stan Persky reviews A Beautiful Mind: the book and the movie.

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FINDING, DREAMING, MAKING

By Stan Persky | 2002 February 10

Stan Persky reviews Paul Strathern’s book on Dmitri Mendeleyev, who created the Periodic Table

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South Asian Madness

By Raywat Deonandan | 2002 February 1

Ray Deonandan appraises Eric Margolis’ War At The Top Of The World: The Struggle For Afghanistan, Kashmir

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THE CENSOR’S PASSION

By Stan Persky | 2002 January 23

From Thailand, Persky offers a view of J.M. Coetzee’s 1996 Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship

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