FiveBooks Newsletter 107


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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]Kyle Pruett talks about fatherhood;
  [6]Nicholas Ostler picks books on the history and diversity of
  language; [7]Oliver Burkeman tells us how to achieve happiness through
  negative thinking; and Harvard professor [8]Bernard Bailyn considers
  Atlantic history.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kyle-pruett-on-fatherhood
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nicholas-ostler-on-history-and-diversity-language
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/oliver-burkeman-on-happiness-through-negative-thinking
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bernard-bailyn-on-atlantic-history

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[9]Bernard Bailyn on Atlantic History
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bernard-bailyn-on-atlantic-history

Friday July 13

The Harvard professor and Pulitzer prize-winning historian recommends
  reading on three centuries of empire, conflict and slave trading
  between the Americas, Europe and Africa [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bernard-bailyn-on-atlantic-history

[11]Oliver Burkeman on Happiness Through Negative Thinking
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/oliver-burkeman-on-happiness-through-negative-thinking

Thursday July 12

You won’t become happy by trying to achieve happiness so why not
  embrace the full repertoire of human emotions? There’s much solace and
  consolation to be had if you know where to look, as the author of The
  Antidote explains [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/oliver-burkeman-on-happiness-through-negative-thinking

[13]Will Brooker on Comics
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/will-brooker-on-comics

Wednesday July 11

Fed up of superhero films? Hiding your copy of Watchmen behind The
  Economist on the train? Comics are a serious literary form as well as
  being fun, says the author of a new book on Batman [14]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/will-brooker-on-comics

[15]Nicholas Ostler on the History and Diversity of Language
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nicholas-ostler-on-history-and-diversity-language

Tuesday July 10

The scholar of language tells us about the progress of the spoken word
  from 3000 BC to today, how two languages disappear every month, and the
  50,000-word novel written without using the letter “e” [16]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nicholas-ostler-on-history-and-diversity-language

[17]Kyle Pruett on Fatherhood
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kyle-pruett-on-fatherhood

Monday July 9

Fathers and mothers play very different roles in a child’s development,
  says the professor of child psychiatry, who recommends essential
  reading for both parents [18]Continue reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/kyle-pruett-on-fatherhood

[19]Is The Web Driving Us Mad?
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/L3kPR6

Tony Dokoupil | Newsweek | 8 July 2012

"No one is arguing for some kind of Amish future. But the research is
  now making it clear that the Internet is not 'just' another delivery
  system. It is creating a whole new mental environment." Measured piece,
  despite the headline [20]More like this
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[21]Globalisation
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/globalisation

A collection of thought-provoking articles and interviews on the
  challenges of globalisation [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/reports/globalisation

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[23]The Andy Warhol Diaries by Andy Warhol
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/andy-warhol-diaries-by-andy-warhol

[24]Craig Brown says: “They give a feel for the freneticism of New York
  at that time" [25]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/andy-warhol-diaries-by-andy-warhol
      25. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[26]Swimming With A Manatee
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos/swimming-manatee

They're endangered. You know what to do
  [27]More videos
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[28]Jean Cocteau, on critics
    Links:
      28. http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/2757/the-art-of-fiction-no-93-john-irving

"Listen very carefully to the first criticisms of your work. Note
    just what it is about your work that the reviewers don’t like; it
    may be the only thing in your work that is original and worthwhile"

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

Reader Recommendations

@David73277 'From PhD to BBC': are academic historians too hungry for
  fame? Asks @earlymodernjohn [30]t.co/5UYsYTvS [31]#browsings [32]More
  like this
    Links:
      30. http://t.co/5UYsYTvS
      31. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      32. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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