FiveBooks Newsletter 73


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On FiveBooks this week, we invited New Yorker critic [5]Alex Ross to discuss
  writing about music, US congressman [6]Jerry McNerney to consider clean
  energy, and writer [7]Alice Bell to choose the best science books for
  children, alongside other interviews on the [8]1930s, [9]comic writing and
  [10]Henry VII.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alex-ross-on-writing-about-music
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jerry-mcnerney-on-clean-energy
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alice-bell-on-science-books-children
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/juliet-gardiner-on-930s-britain
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/larry-doyle-on-comic-writing
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/thomas-penn-on-henry-vii

Look out for more expert book recommendations next week, on topics as
  diverse as food production, genocide, bugs and "why economics is fun". You
  can explore more interviews and articles on our [11]homepage, or vote for
  your favourite article from October [12]here.
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com
      12. http://leaderboard.thebrowser.com

Thanks for reading us!

FiveBooks News

[13]Alex Ross on Writing about Music
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alex-ross-on-writing-about-music

Friday November 11

Music gets deep inside us and inspires great writing too, says the music
  critic.  He tells us about Nietzsche’s infatuation with Wagner, Thomas
  Mann’s imaginary compositions and what John Cage really meant by his 4’33”
  of silence [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alex-ross-on-writing-about-music

[15]Juliet Gardiner on 1930s Britain
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/juliet-gardiner-on-930s-britain

Thursday November 10

The 1930s are hugely underrated as a decade, says the historian. She tells
  us about the social and design revolutions that made the thirties much more
  than just a prelude to war [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/juliet-gardiner-on-930s-britain

[17]Alice Bell on Science Books for Children
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alice-bell-on-science-books-children

Wednesday November 9

Children learn in many different ways and the best science books for young
  people reflect that, says the science writer. Her suggested reading takes in
  robots used to explain sex and a picture book about dinosaurs [18]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alice-bell-on-science-books-children

[19]Jerry McNerney on Clean Energy
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jerry-mcnerney-on-clean-energy

Tuesday November 8

We’re in a “dual energy crisis”, says the author of Clean Energy Nation, and
  not doing enough about it. He tells us what we must do if we’re to overcome
  our dependence on oil and limit the damaging effects of climate change
  [20]Continue reading…
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jerry-mcnerney-on-clean-energy

[21]Thomas Penn on Henry VII
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/thomas-penn-on-henry-vii

Monday November 7

He was the Machiavelli of English kings – a chancer and usurper with a
  highly dubious claim to the throne. But Henry VII ruled for 25 years and
  founded  a dynasty. His biographer tells us how he did it [22]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/thomas-penn-on-henry-vii

[23]Larry Doyle on Comic Writing
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/larry-doyle-on-comic-writing

Sunday November 6

What makes for great comic writing? Is it possible to say? The author and
  former Simpsons writer gives us his personal choice of five pitch-perfect
  examples [24]Continue reading…
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/larry-doyle-on-comic-writing

[25]Yours, Plum
    Links:
      25. http://b.rw/saSsPf

Roger Kimball | Literary Review | 6 November 2011

"The shy, socially awkward Wodehouse burned at a low wattage. The librettist
  Guy Bolton, recalling an innocent dalliance with a chorus girl, spoke of
  Wodehouse 'sowing his one wild oat.'" Charming piece on one of the great
  authors [26]More like this
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[27]Extreme Food
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/reports/extreme-food

From foraging in the wild to foul restaurant dining, here is our toothsome
  selection of writing on the world of extreme food [28]Read on
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/reports/extreme-food

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[29]The Dog of the South by Charles Portis
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/dog-south-by-charles-portis

[30]Larry Doyle says: "It's an amazingly funny chronicle of his adventures
  on the road" [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/larry-doyle-on-comic-writing
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[32]Muhammad Ali Vs Joe Frazier
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/muhammad-ali-vs-joe-frazier

"Fight of the Century". All of it
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[34]Umberto Eco, on emotion
    Links:
      34. http://www.goodreads.com/interviews/show/622.Umberto_Eco

"Love is selective. Hatred is collective"

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

Reader Recommendations

_@bryanepicbeard_ This really is a great article for looking at US economy
  in an era of globalization. http://t.co/U4QQRsIE [37]#browsings [38]More
  like this
    Links:
      37. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      38. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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