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Gustavo Polit, Eric Geoffroy, Ahmed Bouyerdene
2016
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Remarkable photography project from Jordan Matter, who spent two years convincing professional dancers to strip naked and pos...
Dancers After Dark - Jordan Matter
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The Swiss writer Robert Walser, who has become something of a rediscovered literary darling in recent years, notoriously avoi...
Der Teich - Robert Walser
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‘Exterminate all the brutes!’ – Kurtz A very readable summary of one of the first real international human rights campaigns, ...
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism - Adam Hochschild
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An exquisite Edwardian oddity – a sort of magic-realist proto-campus-novel about paranoid sexual fantasy, as related by Beau ...
Zuleika Dobson - Max Beerbohm
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A lonely, beautiful novel whose narrative voice will wow you and unsettle you in equal measure. Morvern Callar is a twenty-on...
Morvern Callar - Alan Warner
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Considering reading this book sometime next year. First to hear the discussion on BBC, here
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It is the summer that makes life in Tokyo most beautiful... Bamboo cages with singing insects, painted fans, mosquito nets, s...
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Decent overview of Napoleon's rise during the French Revolution, through his stints as First Consul, Emperor, and instigator ...
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Huh, apparently I'm quoted in this article, and didn't even know it.
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From the article: "Some of the rarest and most fragile religious texts in the Vatican and Bodleian libraries, including anc...

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Emir Abd El-Kader: Hero and Saint of Islam
Gustavo Polit, Eric Geoffroy, Ahmed Bouyerdene
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