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Zibaldone

Francis Levy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

John Stuart Mill was a prodigy who had learned Greek by the time he was three. Another less known prodigy was the l9th century Italian poet Giacomo L...

Can Writing A Novel Kill You?

David Biddle | Posted 10.07.2013 | Books
David Biddle

I nearly died just after writing the first draft of my second novel. The story is unnerving, possibly amoral, anarchic, and, certainly, nihilistic as hell -- but it still tries to say life is a magnificent and magical journey.

Art and Money in Renaissance Florence

David Galenson | Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

Not only is the connection between art and money not a recent development, but the growth of the modern banking system was closely linked with basic innovations in our artistic heritage in Renaissance Florence.

Translators Deserve Credit Too: Who Really Wrote The Kundera You Love?

The Guardian | Tim Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Who wrote the Milan Kundera you love? Answer: Michael Henry Heim. And what about the Orhan Pamuk you think is so smart? Maureen Freely. Or the imagina...