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'One must find the strength to resist': Primo Levi's warning to history The clarity and moral force of If This Is a Mans witness to nazisms crimes against humanity is as urgent as everPhilip Roth once called Primo Levis If This Is a Man and The Truce usually published as one volume one of the centurys truly necessary books. I
The Guardian | 2 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Stop Being Reasonable by Eleanor Gordon-Smith review why we cant get people to act rationally A philosophers witty, intelligent study argues that emotion, not hard reasoning, informs our beliefs and attitudesIn an essay from 2003 The Problem of Thinking Too Much the statistician Persi Diaconis recounts being unable to make his mind up about a move
The Guardian | 4 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ocean Vuong and the new Great American Novel - books podcast This week, the Vietnamese-born poet Ocean Vuong joins Sian to discuss his prose debut, On Earth Were Briefly Gorgeous. Taking the form of a letter written by a Vietnamese migrant to the US to his mother who cant read English, Vuongs novel has already been
The Guardian | 6 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander review clear-eyed and distressing This important book, first published in America nearly 10 years ago, explains how the US justice system works against black peopleIn 2008, months before his election as president, Barack Obama assailed feckless black fathers who had reneged on responsibil
The Guardian | 6 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
In 'Beijing Payback,' The Immigrant Experience, But Make It A Crime Thriller Daniel Nieh used to be a model and a translator. He says both of those professions went into his debut novel, a page-turner about a college basketball player unraveling his Chinese father's murder.
NPR.org | 15 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'State Of The Heart' Cardiologist Assesses Breakthroughs In Heart Health Dr. Haider Warraich talks about advancements in treating and preventing heart failure, and explains how the understanding of healthy blood pressure and good cholesterol continues to evolve.
NPR.org | 17 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week? Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them Are you on Instagram? Then you can be featured here by tagging your books-related posts with #GuardianBooksScroll down for our favourite literary linksRead more Tips, links and sug
The Guardian | 22 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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He pioneered a renaissance in Native American literature. Now, a peace prize Novelist, poet and essayist N. Scott Momaday has been selected for the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award peace prize.
USA Today | 22 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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'Hot Zone' writer Richard Preston revisits Ebola virus in ominous 'Crisis in the Red Zone' "The Hot Zone" writer Richard Preston revisits the Ebola virus in the fantastic and ominous "Crisis in the Red Zone."
USA Today | 23 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Not the Booker prize 2019: nominate your novel of the year now Now into its second decade, the reader-driven books award is introducing some exciting new features. But we still need your votesMug up here on the Not the Booker prize terms and conditionsThe Not the Booker prize is back for the 11th time. Weve been unco
The Guardian | Jul 22, 2019 11:28 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend