By Nathan Bierma
Content & Context
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- Writers reflect on living with a writer in essay compilation, from the London Guardian.
- What animals are thinking about, from Discover magazine.
- The life of Jorge Luis Borges, "Latin America's most important 20th-century writer," from the Washington Post.
- Christopher Hitchens on John Kerry's autobiography and two biographies, in the New York Times .
- Robert Kaplan reviewsOsama in the Washington Post.
- Three new books rethink World War I, from the New Yorker.
- The shortcomings of Terry Eagleton's The English Novel: An Introduction, from the Telegraph.
- The political views of the periodic table's founder, from the Moscow Times.
- What really happened in Napoleon's 1812 march on Moscow, from the Washington Post.
- The history of magicians, from the Yale Review of Books.
- A rambling biography of Bob Dylan, from the New Republic.
- David Mitchell's inventively structured fictional history of humanity "achieve[s] a weird unity," says the New York Observer.
- Turkish novelist's Snow is "an in-depth tour of the divided, hopeful, desolate, mystifying Turkish soul," says the New York Times .
- The dominance of depressing novels and the stifling of fantasy in elementary schools, from the New York Times .
- B&C's midyear book roundup: parts 1, 2 and 3
- July book blog
- June book blog
Nathan Bierma is editorial assistant atBooks & Culture. He writes the weekly "On Language" column for the Chicago Tribune.
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