FiveBooks Newsletter 106


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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

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This week on FiveBooks: [5]Wai Chee Dimock talks about Hemingway and
  Gertrude Stein in Paris; [6]Philip Mansel transports us to the Levant;
  [7]Leah Price considers the history of books and reading; [8]Craig
  Brown recommends entertaining diaries; and [9]Carol Dweck reveals the
  secret to success.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/wai-chee-dimock-on-hemingway-paris
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philip-mansel-on-levant
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/leah-price-on-history-reading
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/craig-brown-on-diaries-and-autobiography
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-dweck-on-success

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[10]Craig Brown on Diaries and Autobiography
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/craig-brown-on-diaries-and-autobiography

Friday July 6

The Private Eye satirist and author recommends five entertaining
  published diaries, from Andy Warhol to Harpo Marx – and tells us why
  parody is a pickpocket [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/craig-brown-on-diaries-and-autobiography

[12]Carol Dweck on Success
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-dweck-on-success

Thursday July 5

Challenge-seeking, resilience and the right attitude towards failure
  are key factors in success, says the researcher and author of Mindset,
  who tells us about growth versus fixed mindsets, and how to change your
  brain [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-dweck-on-success

[14]Leah Price on the History of Reading
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/leah-price-on-history-reading

Wednesday July 4

We can learn about the past not just through what was written but how
  it was read. The historian of books tells us about reading aloud in
  Roman times, Gutenberg-era marginalia, and Middle Age solutions to
  information overload [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/leah-price-on-history-reading

[16]Philip Mansel on The Levant
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philip-mansel-on-levant

Tuesday July 3

Before the era of nation states, the great Levantine cities of Beirut,
  Alexandria and Smyrna experienced what may seem like a golden age, as
  the author of Levant explains [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philip-mansel-on-levant

[18]Wai Chee Dimock on Hemingway in Paris
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/wai-chee-dimock-on-hemingway-paris

Monday July 2

Paris in the 1920s was a creative melting pot, the haunt of Ernest
  Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, F Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce. The Yale
  English professor gives us a feel for what it was like to be there
  [19]Continue reading…
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/wai-chee-dimock-on-hemingway-paris

[20]Semicolons: A Love Story
    Links:
      20. http://b.rw/LMvqEb

Ben Dolnick | NYT | 2 July 2012

“Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites
  representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to
  college.” So said Kurt Vonnegut. Advice which stuck with Dolnick for
  years. But then something changed [21]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[22]Hunt for the Higgs Boson
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hunt-higgs-boson

As CERN claim discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs
  boson, we delve behind the news and ask: What is the elusive Higgs
  boson? Why does it matter whether it exists? If its discovery is
  confirmed, what happens next? [23]Read on
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hunt-higgs-boson

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[24]The Paris Wife by Paula Mclain
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/paris-wife-by-paula-mclain

[25]Wai Chee Dimock says: "A good corrective to the image Hemingway
  liked to portray of himself" [26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/wai-chee-dimock-on-hemingway-paris
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[27]The Book That Can't Wait
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos/book-cant-wait

How to ensure that people who buy a book read it straightaway? Print it
  with disappearing ink. Hmm...
  [28]More videos
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[29]Christopher Hitchens, on Bashar al-Assad
    Links:
      29. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/syrias-torture-archipelago-and-romneys-listless-foreign-policy/2012/07/03/gJQA1MgHLW_blog.html

"Bony-thin and with a scrubby moustache, he looks for all the world
    like a cretin impersonating a toothbrush"

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

Reader Recommendations

@prospect_uk Want to go to Stanford? Try the online version.
  http://t.co/xJ1AMV0d [32]#browsings [33]More like this
    Links:
      32. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      33. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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