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To paraphrase 18th century British playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan, this book contains much of what is new and what is true. Unfortunately, what is new is not true, and what is true is not new. Mixing his degrees in literature and neuroscience, Angus Fletcher, professor of history science at Ohio State University, offers a spectacularly …

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What is the use of learning a dead language that no one speaks anymore? This is often the criticism addressed to the teaching of Latin. At least it was definitely by my classmates to our – whisper it – full West London school in the late 1980s. For decades, this archaic language was deemed redundant …

It’s August 3, a new month begins and with it 4 weeks of new series, films, documentaries and specials. At Betech, we have collected all the premieres from six platforms –Netflix, HBO Spain, Movistar +, Amazon Prime Video, Disney + and Apple TV +– in a single news, and with links to see the complete …

From the garden table where we chat, I have a good view of John Boyne’s “ego room” – the pale green, light-drenched annex he comes to, at 8:30 am every morning, seven days. out of seven, to write, and which is filled with global editions of the 21 books he has produced over the past …

Jk rowling today called a Twitter troll who tweeted a death threat against her claiming unsuccessful attempts to undo it following comments she made about transgender issues left critics “only one place to go.” An account titled ‘Sam (Egocom Arc)’ told the author last night: ‘Wish you a nice pipe bomb in the mailbox [sic]’. …

Photo source: Pedro Ribeiro Simões – CC BY 2.0 “Raphèl mai amècche zabì almi” -Dante, Hell XXXI: 67 A curious news Object has been around recently: the military now employs novelists and literary types to predict the future. The zero point of this initiative – which looks like a NATO initiative – is Tübingen, Germany, …

HONG KONG — One of Hong Kong’s most established pro-democracy civic organizations said it was laying off paid staff and halving the size of its steering committee after Beijing stepped up its crackdown on opposition activities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of China’s Democratic Patriotic Movements is best known …

News from nowhere: The portrait of Sir Thomas More by Hans Holbein the Younger, currently on display in the Frick Collection, was commissioned in 1527. (The Frick collection) Utopia and dystopia are twins, born at the same time from the common ancestor of social criticism. Although we remember the first modern attempt to systematically imagine …

A renewed – and critical – look is cast on literary works in light of the Black Lives Matter movement and other current social norms Economist John Maynard Keynes once said that “When the facts change, I change my mind.” In the case of iconic writers such as Enid Blyton (1897-1968) and Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), …