This is the 50th anniversary of John F.
Ronald Dworkin and a religious worldview for secularists
On finding religion without God
Burt has written well about more poets than more or less anyone who isn’t twice his age. What's not to love?
In the so-called “global turn” in contemporary historiography, it has not been enough simply to study the way Western powers have affected the rest of the world. The task has also been to show how the rest of the world affected the West. And it has been a matter of applying, even to quite distant historical periods, the controlling metaphor of the digital age: the “network.” Yet a remarkable amount is absent as well.
Celebrating surrogate motherhood too excessively is dangerous, too.
The rancid smell of 21st century literary success
The publishing industry has bounced back. Take in the rancid smell of 21st century literary success.
1. The crash is over—just like everywhere else.“The change was probably the same as what affected the rest of the economy,” says a publishing-house exec. “The acquisitions market now feels healthy.”
When New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg was lining up publicity for his recent book on the science of self-help, one country, in particular, wanted him to visit: South Korea, where The Power of Habit sold 280,000 copies. This popularity might have something to do with South Korea’s rapid rise from mid-century decimation to the twelfth-largest economy in the world today. Nothing signals middle-class respectability quite so quickly as a well-lined bookshelf—all the better if those books invoke some idea of self-improvement and progress.
*/ In the mid-1800s, the English-speaking world was mad for tales of bigamy—the original spouse either hiding in the attic or just back from the colonies. The culprit was Jane Eyre, which set off a micro-genre of copycat books. Below, a few more recent examples of breakout authors and their sincerest flatterers. 1. A teenage feminist heroine with … Expert archery skills Clairvoyant powers Dataknow-how + Who lives in … Post-apocalyptic North America (“Panem”) Totalitarian Britain c.
The new rules of trash publishing.