FiveBooks Newsletter 112


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  a pick of the best content on The Browser.
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[5]Woody Allen on Inspiration
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/woody-allen-on-memory

Monday August 13

The film legend discusses books that have resonated with him, from JD
  Salinger to Elia Kazan and beyond [6]Continue reading…
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/woody-allen-on-memory

[7]Robert Shiller on Human Traits Essential to Capitalism
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-shiller-on-human-traits-essential-capitalism

Sunday January 23

The Yale economist says rising inequality was a major cause of
  America's economic problems, and that little is being done to reduce
  the disparities. He gives us a reading list to understand how we got to
  here [8]Continue reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-shiller-on-human-traits-essential-capitalism

[9]Alison Gopnik on Children and their Minds
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alison-gopnik-on-children-and-their-minds

Wednesday August 15

The author and psychology professor tells us what's going on in
  children’s minds – and that it's a lot more than we may think
  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alison-gopnik-on-children-and-their-minds

[11]Charles Glass on Americans Abroad
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-glass-on-americans-abroad

Thursday August 16

The much-travelled writer and broadcaster tells us about
  misunderstandings and misadventures of Americans in foreign lands
  [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-glass-on-americans-abroad

[13]Erica Jong on Unmissable Books on Women, Feminism and Life
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/erica-jong-on-unmissable-books-women-feminism-and-life

Friday August 17

The celebrated feminist gives us her view of essential reading for
  women – and says the gender revolution is far from over [14]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/erica-jong-on-unmissable-books-women-feminism-and-life

[15]Last Morning In Al Hamra
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/OYAP9z

Hilary Mantel | Spectator | 14 August 2012

"When you come across an alien culture you must not automatically
  respect it. You must sometimes pay it the complement of hating it."
  Essay on the home life of women in Saudi Arabia. Written in 1987, now
  published online [16]More like this
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[17]Paul Ryan
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/reports/paul-ryan

He's the man with the (budget) plan. What will the selection of the
  Wisconsin congressman as vice presidential candidate do for the Romney
  campaign? [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/reports/paul-ryan

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[19]The Quiet American by Graham Greene
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/quiet-american-by-graham-greene

Charles Glass says: “This was written before the American war in
  Vietnam. Graham Greene saw it coming. And it was the idealism of
  liberals in America that led to the invasion of Vietnam by the armed
  forces. They should have read the book first and realised what they
  were doing.” [20]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[21]People of the Lake
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/videos/people-lake

Al Jazeera documentary about the Aral Sea
  [22]More videos
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[23]Paul Auster, on jokes
    Links:
      23. http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/121/the-art-of-fiction-no-178-paul-auster#.UAcFBgHgJTo.twitter

"The joke is the purest, most essential form of storytelling. Every
    word has to count"

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

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  like this
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      25. http://t.co/8PTrWTSb
      26. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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