‘Social media has allowed everyone in the world to raise their own little flag of self’
The author of How The World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy explains ten of the most overlooked philosophies from around the world.
‘You do not understand. In this country one understands nothing.’
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey remembers Binyavanga Wainaina.
An excerpt from Animalia by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, translated from the French by Frank Wynne.
‘From a series of linked couples they become one continuous wave, larger all the time.’
Caroline Crampton on why Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers is the best book of 1937.
Lauren Aimee Curtis on why Transit by Anna Seghers is the best book of 1944.
‘Cigarettes, lorgnons, eggs benedict, cocktails mixed with maple syrup, long spills down Lanvin suits.’ Julia Armfield on why Mary McCarthy’s The Group is the best book of 1963.
Julian Baggini on why Philippa Foot’s Natural Goodness is the best book of 2001.
‘It got into you. How many scrapes had he seen? How many wrecks?’ New fiction from Will Boast.
Charlotte Collins on the craft of translation. ‘Literary translators don’t just translate the ‘meaning’ of a text; we translate the feel of it.’
‘fibrous little trauma fruit, wan little wound-licker’
‘It sounded like the birth of tragedy.’
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