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At the turn of the twentieth century, Gabriele D'Annunzio was as famous as any writer alive and certainly as well-sexed. If his personal example was naughty, his political example was dangerous.

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How many biscuits did it take to beat Napoleon? 83,428.

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He says he was never much of a Party guy, but that's just because he never really stood for anything.

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We read Alain de Botton so you don't have to.

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Was Jane Austen a Game Theorist? Author Michael Suk-Young Chwe responds to William Deresiewicz's review of Jane Austen, Game Theorist. 

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Is anyone really buying Mein Kampf?

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The best 9/11 novel is a comic one

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The printed page still matters, even where you wouldn't expect it.

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On the anniversary of George Orwell's death, a look at his deepest fears.

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No, Jane Austen Was Not a Game Theorist

Using science to explain art is a good way to butcher both

Proust was a neuroscientist. Jane Austen was a game theorist. Dickens was a gastroenterologist. Enough with the using science to explain art.

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