FiveBooks Newsletter 89


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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

FiveBooks at The Browser

Yesterday, The Browser published its very first ebook, Best of
  FiveBooks 2011. In it, we have collected 52 of our favourite interviews
  from the feature, including conversations with Woody Allen, Ian McEwan,
  Paul Krugman and Erica Jong. We invite you to download the book [5]here
  if you're in the US, or [6]here for UK readers.
    Links:
      5. http://www.amazon.com/Best-of-FiveBooks-2011-ebook/dp/B007GAM6RC/tag=thebro-21
      6. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-of-FiveBooks-2011-ebook/dp/B007GAM6RC?tag=thebro-21

Don't miss this week's interviews in your excitement: New Yorker writer
  [7]Adam Gopnik chooses his favourite essay collections; neuroscientist
  [8]Elaine Fox expains the cognitive benefits of optimism;
  Pulitzer-Prize winning author [9]Anne Applebaum discusses memoirs of
  communism; historian [10]David Kynaston considers post-war British
  society; and literature scholar [11]Alexandra Harris helps us to
  understand modernism.
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-gopnik-on-favourite-essay-collections
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/elaine-fox-on-optimism
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anne-applebaum-on-memoirs-communism
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-kynaston-on-social-history-post-war-britain
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alexandra-harris-on-modernism

A warm thank you to all our readers!

FiveBooks News

[12]Alexandra Harris on Modernism
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alexandra-harris-on-modernism

Friday March 9

Modernism is about form more than content, says the scholar of English
  literature. She tells us about the history of the movement, and picks
  five works that exemplify or explain it [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alexandra-harris-on-modernism

[14]Elaine Fox on Optimism
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/elaine-fox-on-optimism

Thursday March 8

The psychologist and professor of cognitive neuroscience reveals the
  benefits of positive thinking – if grounded in realism – and why some
  of us may be genetically predisposed towards pessimism, but can
  overcome it [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/elaine-fox-on-optimism

[16]Adam Gopnik on Favourite Essay Collections
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-gopnik-on-favourite-essay-collections

Wednesday March 7

What makes a great essayist? What had it, who didn’t? And whose work
  left the biggest mark on the New Yorker? A longtime writer for the
  magazine picks out five masters of the craft [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-gopnik-on-favourite-essay-collections

[18]David Kynaston on Social History of Post-War Britain
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-kynaston-on-social-history-post-war-britain

Tuesday March 6

Until the 1970s, Britain was predominantly a working class society,
  says the historian. He tells us about books that explore how this
  changed, giving rise to the turbulent Thatcher years [19]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-kynaston-on-social-history-post-war-britain

[20]Anne Applebaum on Memoirs of Communism
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anne-applebaum-on-memoirs-communism

Monday March 5

The traumas of the 20th century hit Eastern Europe hard – a region of
  changing borders, uncertain identity, and shattering of moral norms.
  The journalist and communism expert selects books that capture the
  spirit of the age [21]Continue reading…
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anne-applebaum-on-memoirs-communism

[22]I'm Being Followed
    Links:
      22. http://b.rw/z50QNZ

Alexis Madrigal | Atlantic | 29 February 2012

"The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people
  click ads." 105 companies (at least) are tracking your browsing habits
  for money. It's why most web sites can seem free. You should probably
  know about it [23]More like this
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[24]Israel and Iran
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/reports/israel-and-iran

Will Israel bomb Iran? What is it telling the US, and what will
  Washington do? And where does Iran stand? [25]Read on
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/reports/israel-and-iran

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[26]Essays of EB White by EB White
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/essays-eb-white-by-eb-white

[27]Adam Gopnik says: "White, for me, is the great maker of the New
  Yorker style" [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-gopnik-on-favourite-essay-collections
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[29]Keep Calm And Carry On
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/keep-calm-and-carry

You've got the tea-mug. Here's the story [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[31]Robert Shiller, on virtue
    Links:
      31. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-08/finance-logic-can-banish-corruption-part-4-commentary-by-robert-shiller.html

"Our desire for praise can be truly satisfied only if we deserve it.
    No one is satisfied merely to look praiseworthy"

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

Reader Recommendations

@wonkmonk_ School for quants – Inside UCL’s Financial Computing Centre
  http://t.co/8fh9eEVe @FT [34]#browsings [35]More like this
    Links:
      34. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      35. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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