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"If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it? Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us."

—Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Austrian writer, The Metamorphosis, The Trial

 

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‘A Theory of the Drone,’ by Grégoire Chamayou 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:34 GMT 
    A French philosopher asks what drones mean for the moral basis of war.


Jenny Uglow’s ‘In These Times’ 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:34 GMT 
    Jenny Uglow’s multifaceted history of the British home front during the Napoleonic wars.


‘Hall of Small Mammals,’ by Thomas Pierce 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:34 GMT 
    The characters of Thomas Pierce’s stories inhabit a strange world where reality meets irreality.


‘Only One Thing Can Save Us,’ by Thomas Geoghegan 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:34 GMT 
    How the labor movement could survive and thrive.


ArtsBeat: Anne Enright Is Ireland’s First Fiction Laureate 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:28:14 GMT 
    The novelist Anne Enright is the first person chosen as fiction laureate for Ireland.






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