FiveBooks Newsletter 105


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Links to all our original FiveBooks interviews of the week before, plus
  a pick of the best content on The Browser.
  [1]FiveBooks weekly newsletter: Links to all our original FiveBooks
  interviews of the week before, plus a pick of the best content on The
  Browser.
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

FiveBooks at The Browser

This week on FiveBooks: [5]Sarah Churchwell talks about the Great
  Gatsby; [6]Sebastian Seung considers identity and the mind; [7]Daniel
  Pick analyses Nazism and psychoanalysis; and [8]Eric Berkowitz dishes
  the dirt on sex and society.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sarah-churchwell-on-great-gatsby
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sebastian-seung-on-identity-and-mind
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-pick-on-nazism-and-psychoanalysis
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-berkowitz-on-sex-and-society

Next week, look out for Bernard Bailyn on Atlantic history, Craig Brown
  on satire, and much more. Thanks for following us!

FiveBooks News

[9]Eric Berkowitz on Sex and Society
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-berkowitz-on-sex-and-society

Friday June 29

For thousands of years, human societies have tried to regulate sexual
  activity. The author of Sex and Punishment tells us why this should be
  so, and how what’s permissible has varied according to time and place
  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-berkowitz-on-sex-and-society

[11]Daniel Pick on Nazism and Psychoanalysis
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-pick-on-nazism-and-psychoanalysis

Thursday June 28

The author of The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind tells us what we can learn
  from attempts to use psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis to
  understand Nazism [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-pick-on-nazism-and-psychoanalysis

[13]Sebastian Seung on Identity and the Mind
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sebastian-seung-on-identity-and-mind

Wednesday June 27

The neuroscientist introduces us to the concept of the connectome, the
  ever-changing map of connections between the brain’s neurons that makes
  each of us who we are [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sebastian-seung-on-identity-and-mind

[15]Diana Farr Louis and June Marinos on Greek Cooking
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/diana-farr-louis-and-june-marinos-on-greek-cooking

Tuesday June 26

The authors of Prospero’s Kitchen take us on a culinary tour of Greece
  and explain how the country’s history has influenced its cuisine in
  sometimes surprising ways [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/diana-farr-louis-and-june-marinos-on-greek-cooking

[17]Sarah Churchwell on The Great Gatsby
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sarah-churchwell-on-great-gatsby

Monday June 25

F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, set during a hedonistic zenith
  before the Great Depression, has fresh appeal today as we face down our
  own crisis, says the professor of American literature [18]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sarah-churchwell-on-great-gatsby

[19]Waiting Game
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/PNKu4h

Frank Partnoy | FT | 22 June 2012

Wonderful. On the value of procrastination, or what the game of tennis
  can teach us about decision making. "There is both an art and a science
  to managing delay." It's something we've become less skilled at in our
  high tech age [20]More like this
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[21]Privacy Online
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/privacy-online

Your movements are tracked and the data trail you leave is
  commercialised. If privacy is gone, is "publicy" the future? Or is
  there more value to privacy than some think? [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/reports/privacy-online

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[23]F Scott Fitzgerald by Matthew J Bruccoli (editor)
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/f-scott-fitzgerald-by-matthew-j-bruccoli-editor

[24]Sarah Churchwell says: "If you really want to understand Fitzgerald
  you need to hear his own voice" [25]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sarah-churchwell-on-great-gatsby
      25. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[26]Should We Pay Children To Read?
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos/should-we-pay-children-read

Philosopher Michael Sandel on topics from his book, "What Money Can't
  Buy" [27]More videos
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[28]John Banville, on fiction
    Links:
      28. http://totallydublin.ie/arts-culture/arts-culture-features/john-banville-interviewed

"Fiction is an X-ray of the self, whereas travel writing and memoir
    are both marvelous masks"

[29]More quotes
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

Reader Recommendations

@davehill77 The Battle for the Soul of Occupy Wall Street
  [30]t.co/50XcyrAL [31]#browsings [32]More like this
    Links:
      30. http://t.co/50XcyrAL
      31. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      32. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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