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Lights out for Hong Kong https://t.co/jAeMEZXfFsAs the virus surges again, the pleasures – and perils – of trying to find social isolation life hacks from Robinson… https://t.co/QKUevlkKygI'm very sad to hear of Derwent May's death. Hard to imagine anyone more likeable. In a review he did for me at the… https://t.co/F6sM9T7qef
Retweeted by The TLSFrom February 23, 1962: 'An Hour Ago' was the first contribution to the TLS by Derwent May (1930–2020) https://t.co/wbMsA4d77hThe posthumous reputation of Patrick O’Brian https://t.co/yWIE5DDZW9The latest and greatest novels; stimulating criticism and research; insightful biographies, memoirs and polemics; a… https://t.co/7hpe5F51szThe dazzling complexities of Mercè Rodoreda https://t.co/AJOksU7fuhNatalia Ginzburg: a novelist who drew freely on her extraordinary life and times https://t.co/kaivDFr56NHow a Victorian misreading has distorted our view of the Canterbury Tales https://t.co/giQHFUpYed
9/28
2020
Sexual politics in children’s publishing https://t.co/pvutauyJ15'Does bringing so much forgotten Chekhov to anglophone readers risk tarnishing the great stylist’s reputation? Not… https://t.co/0HEUedZ5D9The undervaluing of Les Murray https://t.co/CA8FyGWMnVComplaints about criticism https://t.co/USey7JaWOC'Art is a common resort for salvation. Few people, however, have supposed that fashion, which is a synonym for inco… https://t.co/Cy6TZME5K7Jewish gangster life in 1950s London in Gerald Jacobs's Pomeranski (@KatyaTaylor) https://t.co/KtQSg9G0WZFinding a place in the canon for Hans Lebert (@a_nathanwest) https://t.co/yjx3zt7ObcA complex portrait of a family, ordinary and strange, in The Family Clause by Jonas Hassan Khemiri https://t.co/vCGNPLe0paFrom 2009: Peter Stothard enters the memoirs of Harold Evans in search of the virtues of editorship https://t.co/CoovsEUcrcNice review of Semi-Detached in @TheTLS: “tightly-plotted, bombastic spectacle.” Find the whole series on… https://t.co/DW9k5MX9Qz
Retweeted by The TLSFerdinand de Saussure’s revolutionary approach to linguistics and the unexpected consequences of his work https://t.co/eYDi4mY9g0Considering artistic success beyond longevity, fame or productivity (@niewview) https://t.co/rvfRFLnM4AMarilynne Robinson’s wandering, loyal souls in Jack https://t.co/dWzTxhGqYbThe travails of social psychology https://t.co/w85hx7ZLhYThe latest and greatest novels; stimulating criticism and research; insightful biographies, memoirs and polemics; a… https://t.co/KQmzHmhBKGWhy we are especially unfortunate to die, when our near-descendants could be immortal https://t.co/3o49oZN80rStarting with a single Brontë sentence in an extract from Brian Dillon's Suppose a Sentence https://t.co/tCK2IhuHmtWhen Foucault took LSD in Death Valley https://t.co/W0pECUt82HHow to combat parochialism in philosophy https://t.co/OThLTPTku0
9/27
2020
'What is being investigated seems deeply rooted in the essence of Icelandic life, itself rooted just as deeply in t… https://t.co/BAeZzdUfl2The latest and greatest novels; stimulating criticism and research; insightful biographies, memoirs and polemics; a… https://t.co/KqnTJ3boXCOn Semi-Detached: 'crude, childish, over-stuffed and improbably frenetic. But it is also, surprisingly, a delight' https://t.co/8rQlnQpoBwBrian Dillon considers the role, shape and purpose of the essay today https://t.co/g6xC0dx1sjHow a Victorian misreading has distorted our view of the Canterbury Tales https://t.co/f6FItQFNwd'In the year-and-a-half since the anti-extradition protests began, people in Hong Kong have produced more than fift… https://t.co/iCx2akW7TYWalking a line that stretches back to prehistory https://t.co/pbMISwQ0f2Experiencing trauma from the inside https://t.co/f92GFxFa7r'As China flexes its global muscles for a deepening confrontation with the US, Hong Kong’s proud autonomy seems to… https://t.co/XutsQiaADaH. G. Wells and The Outline of History https://t.co/MbrXaoasu6A history of oak, sacred almost everywhere it grows https://t.co/CNRN9B1VtgIs the Chinese treatment of the Uighurs genocidal? https://t.co/9ZouBOM0uHHow we have acquiesced to losing our privacy https://t.co/HHeRzs1VxjThe latest and greatest novels; stimulating criticism and research; insightful biographies, memoirs and polemics; a… https://t.co/rqRlwr21QWOn the South African literature catching up with the nation’s radical shifts https://t.co/DvzFBjJzAGWatching The Persians with the Greeks https://t.co/FPWYckBflr'Some past events are so dark that they lie between history and fiction. “Perhaps”, she writes, “there are still fe… https://t.co/iXbWucnVkqThe posthumous success of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky https://t.co/4YTSYBmxNQ
9/26
2020
'Autumn 2020 is a season of requiems for the victims of Covid, and in Italy the requiem is usually Verdi’s' https://t.co/psZzDUFuQVA review by P. D. James of The Cleveland Street Scandal by H. Montgomery Hyde, first published on March 12, 1976 https://t.co/nUXdeRrsqO'Because of the subtext hidden in plain sight, [Agatha Christie's] best books have a mysterious resonance, over and… https://t.co/WYN4EWBfsOBandcamp Friday and its ramifications (@alexleissle) https://t.co/UMJKNwP6xD'Re-reading James’s lauded Adam Dalgliesh mysteries during this extraordinary summer ... I found myself frequently… https://t.co/X5iYUcC1CQHarold Evans: searching for the virtues of editorship https://t.co/Fqh8mjq63XAs the virus surges again, the pleasures – and perils – of trying to find social isolation life hacks from Robinson… https://t.co/o4qERUgQ3EWhat links the Rosh Hashanah liturgy to I May Destroy You? The belief that no one is fully innocent but no sins are… https://t.co/dnGI2BWj46Poem of the week: ‘The Hill-Track’ by Kathleen Jamie https://t.co/c6LsnrjNkPThere’s an essay from SUPPOSE A SENTENCE in this week’s @TheTLS . It’s about a very short sentence in my favourite… https://t.co/6zEzW36lfM
Retweeted by The TLSCognitive overload (@wmarybeard) https://t.co/D27maXmC0WG. E. Moore: A great philosopher? https://t.co/lkypUjI6toBandcamp Friday and its ramifications (@alexleissle) https://t.co/hgYy5ctv4cSearching Hong Kong for ‘Dangerous Reading’ (@yevanyu) https://t.co/y8OL5Yjr2SNB: Woolf and the Weasel, A pacifist’s fairy tale, Booker boredom https://t.co/FHPfVvsA9J"Aeschylus had fought in the battle: some of the messenger speech is arguably an eyewitness account. When I think a… https://t.co/hjl5uD6ivH
Retweeted by The TLSA Victorian scandal https://t.co/DSUDN3mxBeOpera and requiem: a tentative return to live music in Italy https://t.co/zITkxehZpyLights out for Hong Kong https://t.co/98htHyPxck
9/25
2020
This week's Letters to the Editor https://t.co/bf1UUaCiuDWhy philosophy seems to make such slow progress https://t.co/SJxCfFlGKCThe TLS Podcast: Agatha Christie and how she managed to move with the times; the tentative return of live opera in… https://t.co/6caIrVBvMwExploring the ‘epistemological cubism’ of the great German-American theorist, Hannah Arendt https://t.co/AIt7ztURi3The new repression; P. D. James at 100; Agatha Christie, modernist; opera and requiem; spies like us; Booker boredo… https://t.co/hfUKNoxlUmThe stories of Black Britons told through a tableau of war stories https://t.co/D97DlFdMd6The life and legacy of philosophy’s most famous pessimist https://t.co/UsIwsA9niJStarting with a single Brontë sentence in an extract from Brian Dillon's Suppose a Sentence https://t.co/SPgq07gtUaUnknown no more! (Though still unpronounceable…) Yours truly on the inimitable Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky. @TheTLShttps://t.co/vb3lNgNTkK
Retweeted by The TLSDarkness was one of the most powerful novels I'd read in a while, and as the trilogy, of which The Mist is the thir… https://t.co/907cO7YZAG
Retweeted by The TLSA complex portrait of a family, ordinary and strange, in The Family Clause by Jonas Hassan Khemiri (@tabish_khair) https://t.co/MKjtJU1FpuRe-reading P. D. James's lauded Adam Dalgliesh novels in this extraordinary summer of pandemic, protest, and calls… https://t.co/JaJit2rWrJ
Retweeted by The TLS'What is being investigated seems deeply rooted in the essence of Icelandic life, itself rooted just as deeply in t… https://t.co/e3USghJqfYI wrote a piece for this week's @TheTLS https://t.co/qSL2FrjaJf #Xinjiang
Retweeted by The TLS‘That books amounted to essential groceries felt like a validation.’ Brilliant essay by @yevanyu on what books and… https://t.co/7KmRYPzjT7
Retweeted by The TLS'A master of being everywhere and nowhere at the appropriate time' With the tragic news of Harold Evans's passing,… https://t.co/zD1UW1zvXSMarilynne Robinson’s wandering, loyal souls in Jack (@dlbirch1) https://t.co/TJol7TJLBtThe ways in which we make sense of human irrationality https://t.co/FULziEfNDC'Faces of Muhammad is written with the best intentions in the hope of illustrating prejudice and combating it. As s… https://t.co/fjifpotIckThe limits of trying to speculate about God https://t.co/P4YJQ3a2qE'Why did Columbus sail westward into the Atlantic in 1492, a year that changed the world? What goaded Martin Luther… https://t.co/RC4W007pA5How non-humans become metaphors to reflect our own flaws https://t.co/pNJgy6Te5gFor @TheTLS, I wrote a brief review of Jürgen Egyptien's biography of the great and nearly forgotten Hans Lebert,… https://t.co/K3mr0JCyFd
Retweeted by The TLSPleased as punch to be sharing this @TheTLS double spread (if not a tiny honey cake 🍰 !) with @LucyScholes and… https://t.co/rbhf1A0P6d
Retweeted by The TLS'Some past events are so dark that they lie between history and fiction. “Perhaps”, she writes, “there are still fe… https://t.co/IThxIkQfptWhat will happen if Trump loses? https://t.co/5hkdAPL6zvOn this week's TLS Podcast, Larry Wolff discussed seeing Verdi's Macbeth in French. You can listen to the full epis… https://t.co/qRJFCDCvJD'Art is a common resort for salvation. Few people, however, have supposed that fashion, which is a synonym for inco… https://t.co/KfpOUWnrQG"Did Samuel Beckett really read my play with pleasure?" Lovely essay by Alba Arikha about how Beckett encouraged he… https://t.co/bfN34ik06k
Retweeted by The TLS"Terror and territory - China’s treatment of Uighur culture and identity." The excellent @NickHoldstock, a former X… https://t.co/m0yDroERnS
Retweeted by The TLSAttempting to explain anxiety https://t.co/z7HLSkLlfE'James is good at reminding us why and how [Larkin's poems] were powerful ... "a hopeless affirmation is the only k… https://t.co/JQ8ddJGeHA
Retweeted by The TLS"Watching The Persians in Greece," my TLS Freelance on The Persians & the Battle of Salamis: https://t.co/p4BCCE4oNV
Retweeted by The TLS'Does bringing so much forgotten Chekhov to anglophone readers risk tarnishing the great stylist’s reputation? Not… https://t.co/hUJU3Uirn9'By turns philosophical and phantasmagorical, these surreal modernist works strike a fine balance between intellect… https://t.co/cX7MzxKkMO
9/24
2020

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