FiveBooks Newsletter 63


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Today we're delighted to have [5]Amy Waldman on FiveBooks, who tells us
  about the difficulty of making art out of tragedy and how she, and others,
  drew creative inspiration from the terrible events of 9/11. On Thursday,
  political columnist [6]Peter Beinart put 9/11 into political perspective for
  us.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/amy-waldman-on-911-literature
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-beinart-on-post-911-america

Earlier in the week, [7]Steven Pincus took us on a fascinating diversion
  into 17th century English history and [8]Eric Olsen recommended the best
  books for helping struggling writers out of the starting blocks.
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steven-pincus-on-english-revolution-1688
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write

Over the next two days we'll be publishing interviews with two of the most
  sparkling commentators on New York life, Fran Lebowitz and Jay McInerney. Do
  come to thebrowser.com to see what they have to say!

FiveBooks News

[9]Amy Waldman on 9/11 Literature
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/amy-waldman-on-911-literature

Friday September 9

“Making art of tragedy is tricky. How do you do it? Is it unseemly?” The
  author of one of the best works of creative writing to come out of 9/11
  answers her own question [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/amy-waldman-on-911-literature

[11]Peter Beinart on Post-9/11 America
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-beinart-on-post-911-america

Thursday September 8

The neoconservative view that the US has a special mission in the world was
  supercharged by 9/11. There was also a sense that 9/11 could make America
  better. Sadly it didn’t work out that way, says Peter Beinart [12]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-beinart-on-post-911-america

[13]Eric Olsen on How to Write
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write

Wednesday September 7

From their egos and anxieties to the way they work, writers have more in
  common than we might think. The journalist and editor takes us inside the
  writing process and reveals who gives the best advice for aspiring authors
  [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write

[15]Steven Pincus on the English Revolution of 1688
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steven-pincus-on-english-revolution-1688

Tuesday September 6

When William of Orange came from Holland to take the English throne was it a
  foreign  invasion  or  a revolution from within? The history professor
  disentangles the facts to give us a new perspective [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steven-pincus-on-english-revolution-1688

[17]Stephen Glain on US Militarism
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-glain-on-us-militarism

Monday September 5

American presidents may not want to send troops into battle or militarise
  foreign policy but, in the end, most of them do. The author and journalist
  explains how this happens, and why it’s not even the military that's to
  blame [18]Continue reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-glain-on-us-militarism

[19]Lloyd Gardner on Egypt and America
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lloyd-gardner-on-egypt-and-america

Sunday September 4

The historian reflects on the past 60 years of American involvement in Egypt
  and  tells  us,  after the Arab Spring, what may make the coming years
  different [20]Continue reading…
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lloyd-gardner-on-egypt-and-america

[21]The Arab Counterrevolution
    Links:
      21. http://b.rw/oQsK0n

Hussein Agha & Robert Malley | NYRB | 7 September 2011

Outstanding analysis of Arab uprisings, looking ahead to what may follow.
  "Revolutions devour their children. The spoils go to the resolute, the
  patient, who know what they are pursuing and how to achieve it" [22]More
  like this
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[23]9/11: Ten Years On
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/topics/911-ten-years

It's now a decade since the shocking and tragic events of 9/11. How did we
  get  to here and what have we learnt? We've collected some of the best
  writing reflecting on the legacy of the attacks for America and the world
  [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/topics/911-ten-years

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[25]The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear by Ralph Keyes
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/courage-write-how-writers-transcend-fear-by-ralph-keyes

[26]Eric Olsen says: “What you get from Keyes is that you need to be a
  neurotic wreck to be a good writer because the fears and the anxieties
  energise the prose”[27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[28]Girl Gangs
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/girl-gangs

They call themselves the Bana Danger, Momi Fiuu or Tokyo Girls. And they
  terrorise the estates in Paris or Nice where they live
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[30]Ron Carlson, on writing
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write

"I write from personal experiences, whether I’ve had them or not"

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

Reader Recommendations

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  [33]More like this
    Links:
      32. http://ht.ly/6oQrJ
      33. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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