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Sensual Sappho

Wow, what a great response to the Sappho episode of the History of Literature podcast. An all-time record for downloads in a day! You can catch up on the Sappho episode (or any other episode) by… 375 more words


Oliver Sacks has died and I can't get Rilke's Der Panther out of my head

Sein Blick ist vom Vorübergehn der Stäbe
so müd geworden, daß er nichts mehr hält.
Ihm ist, als ob es tausend Stäbe gäbe
und hinter tausend Stäben keine Welt. 638 more words


A theory of value

While studying Economics in college in the late seventies and early eighties, there was no escape from addressing the question of ‘value’.

Unlike my classmates who took to Economics as a necessary path to graduation and a job thereafter, I grew disillusioned with it from the very first year of my studies, finding everything an abstraction. 386 more words


What Is a Mestizo?

From J. H. Elliott’s review of Imperialism and the Origins of Mexican Culture, by Colin M. MacLachlan, in The New York Review of Books… 159 more words


Colm Toibin, The New York Review of Books, 9 July 2015

Self used to have a subscription to The New York Review of Books. Oh how she mourns, mourns, mourns that absence, it was her go-to publication for really good writing, such as the one in the 9 July 2015 issue, Colm Toibin’s essay “The Hard-Won Truth of the North.” 136 more words


McKibben on Laudato Si'

In the summer issue of The New York Review of Books Bill MiKibben reviews Laudato Si’, an encyclical by Pope Francis on the environment and climate change. 285 more words