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  • The nature of genius

    Published: 16/02/2017
    On 21 December 1945, Ezra Pound was confined to St Elizabeths hospital in Washington DC. He had broadcast for Rome… See the full story of The nature of genius on The Spectator . Read more
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  • Tricks of the trades

    Published: 16/02/2017
    Oddly enough, one of the most historically influential pieces of British writing has turned out to be an essay that… See the full story of Tricks of the trades on The Spectator . Read more
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  • Everyday unhappiness

    Published: 16/02/2017
    This is an extraordinarily compelling novel for one in which nothing really happens but everything changes. Sara Baume’s narrator is… See the full story of Everyday unhappiness on The Spec ... Read more
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  • What the secretary saw

    Published: 16/02/2017
    What the secretary sawSarah Churchwell Big Bosses: A Working Girl’s Memoir of the Jazz Age by Althea McDowell AltemusUniversity of… See the full story of What the secretary saw on The Spec ... Read more
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  • Swash and buckle aplenty

    Published: 16/02/2017
    A feeble king and his scheming minister, a hunchback noble and the Daughters of Repentance, a botched assassination and a… See the full story of Swash and buckle aplenty on The Spectator . Read more
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  • The classic that conquered the world

    Published: 16/02/2017
    Somewhere between his first and second drafts, Victor Hugo decided to change the title of his great novel from Les… See the full story of The classic that conquered the world on The Spectator . Read more
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  • Socrates on expertise

    Published: 9/02/2017
    The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, raises his growth forecasts and suddenly everyone believes the ‘expert’. So… See the full story of Socrates on expertise on The Spec ... Read more
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  • A special relationship

    Published: 9/02/2017
    From ‘The United States and Britain’, The Spectator, 10 February 1917: It would be easy to write down a hundred… See the full story of A special relationship on The Spectator . Read more
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  • Theresa May’s racing certainty

    Published: 9/02/2017
    There are few things more predictable than people talking about the unpredictability of politics. We live in an age, we… See the full story of Theresa May’s racing certainty on The Spectator . Read more
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  • A disgrace to feminism

    Published: 9/02/2017
    ‘I was single, straight, and female,’ Emily Witt begins, with all the élan of an alcoholic stating her name and… See the full story of A disgrace to feminism on The Spectator . Read more
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  • Intimations of mortality

    Published: 9/02/2017
    In Deaths of the Poets two living examples of the species, Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts, retail the closing… See the full story of Intimations of mortality on The Spectator . Read more
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  • Thirtysomething blues

    Published: 9/02/2017
    If ever there was a book for our uncaring, unsharing times, it is Gwendoline Riley’s First Love, in which Neve,… See the full story of Thirtysomething blues on The Spectator . Read more
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  • Old, unhappy, far off things

    Published: 9/02/2017
    August Geiger led an unremarkable life. Born in 1926, the third of ten children of a Catholic farming family in… See the full story of Old, unhappy, far off things on The Spectator . Read more
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  • Still giving peace a chance

    Published: 2/02/2017
    Tibetans were once fabled warriors. Their empire, at the summit of its power in the eighth century, extended to northern… See the full story of Still giving peace a chance on The Spectator . Read more
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  • And then there was one

    Published: 2/02/2017
    After a long struggle to receive mainstream publication, Paul Auster’s first few novels were a genuinely significant contribution to American… See the full story of And then there was one ... Read more
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