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28 Oct 2015 - 6:47PM
Book review: 33 Artists in 3 Acts, by Sarah Thornton

This sequel to Sarah Thornton's excellent Seven Days in the Art World lifts the lid on the contemporary art scene again, in order to examine the strange life-forms within.

This sequel to Sarah Thornton's excellent Seven Days in the Art World lifts the lid on the contemporary art scene again, in order to examine the strange life-forms within.

21 Sep 2014 - 11:07AM
Book review: Firelight of a Different Colour: The Life and Times of Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, by Nigel Collett

Nigel Collett is an admirer of the late singer-actor Leslie Cheung, and has written a sympathetic and well-researched biography without being overwhelmed by the glamour of his subject.

Nigel Collett is an admirer of the late singer-actor Leslie Cheung, and has written a sympathetic and well-researched biography without being overwhelmed by the glamour of his subject.

31 Mar 2014 - 6:02PM
Book review: Dictionary of Untranslatables, edited by Barbara Cassin

Do you know your erscheinung from your eidôlon? What is the pertinent distinction between zôê and bios? Are you experiencing desengaño? What do you propose to do about the modern episteme?

Do you know your erscheinung from your eidôlon? What is the pertinent distinction between zôê and bios? Are you experiencing desengaño? What do you propose to do about the modern episteme?

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Book review: Found in Translation, by Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche

The US State Department was recently asked to translate a message in Dzongkha sent to President Barack Obama by the King of Bhutan. The translator it found, however, refused the assignment.

The US State Department was recently asked to translate a message in Dzongkha sent to President Barack Obama by the King of Bhutan. The translator it found, however, refused the assignment.

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Book review: Evil Men, by James Dawes

This is a hard book to read, and once you have finished, you will probably not want to read it again.

This is a hard book to read, and once you have finished, you will probably not want to read it again.

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Book review: Bend, Not Break by Ping Fu with MeiMei Fox

Ping Fu has two lives. Although they are interleaved in this memoir, Bend, Not Break is really two books in familiar genres: the Cultural Revolution narrative, and the immigrant success story.

Ping Fu has two lives. Although they are interleaved in this memoir, Bend, Not Break is really two books in familiar genres: the Cultural Revolution narrative, and the immigrant success story.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:58PM
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Book review: And Man Created God, by Selina O'Grady

If you lived at the time of Jesus and were looking round for a basis for your spiritual life, you would have found plenty to choose from.

If you lived at the time of Jesus and were looking round for a basis for your spiritual life, you would have found plenty to choose from.

16 Jun 2013 - 4:24PM
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