By Nathan Bierma
Content & Context
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- Imperial Britain: more diverse than you think, says the London Times.
- A new translation of Sophocles' Antigone, from the Christian Science Monitor.
- When government goes too far, from King John to John Ashcroft, in the New York Review of Books.
- Bombay: claustrophobe's nightmare, from the New York Times. *
- Fraud in science, from the New York Review of Books.
- Witchcraft in Baroque Germany, from the London Guardian.
- How to saw someone in half for a magic show, from the London Telegraph.
- Queen Christina of Sweden—P.J. Wodenhouse—Frank Lloyd Wright - Ted Turner
- One author's search for solitude on desolate Amsterdam Island, from the Economist.
- James Wood on Muriel Spark in the Atlantic Monthly.
- Repair your poetry, from the Christian Science Monitor; Best Poetry '04 released, new Phillip Levine collection, umpteenth book on the state of poetry, from the NYT.
- Canadian novelist Alice Munro's excellence exceeds her fame, says Jonathan Franzen in the New York Times.*
- Tom Wolfe's latest novel offers "little more than cardboard cut-outs" in campus setting, says the Economist.
- British author's children's book on dealing with grief, from the Guardian.
- Best picks:
- fiction/non-fiction, from the Christian Science Monitor; editor's choices from the NYT. *
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Nathan Bierma is editorial assistant at Books & Culture.He writes the weekly "On Language" column for the Chicago Tribune.
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