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Winnie-the-Who? Do children still care about AA Milne’s bear?

The children’s books of AA Milne are lived as much as read. Like the boy in the poem “Lines and Squares” from <i>When We Were Very Young</i>, I’ve measured …

The Laws of Simple Sentences

In our new eight-part series, Life Sentence, the literary critic Jeff Dolven will take apart and put back together one beloved or bedeviling sentence every week. Tom Toro will illustrate each sentence Dolven chooses. Read earlier installments of Life Sentence here.<p>A sentence has to be complete to …

The Complete Sentence

In our new eight-part series, Life Sentence, the literary critic Jeff Dolven will take apart and put back together one beloved or bedeviling sentence every week. Tom Toro will illustrate each sentence Dolven chooses.<p>What is a sentence? But that is such a formal question. How about, what is a …

The Pleasures of Pessimism

Why do we read writers who are profoundly pessimistic? And what sense are we to make of their work in our ordinary, hopefully not uncheerful lives?<p>I …

The problem with facts

Just before Christmas 1953, the bosses of America’s leading tobacco companies met John Hill, the founder and chief executive of one of America’s …

PPE: the Oxford degree that runs Britain

Oxford University graduates in philosophy, politics and economics make up an astonishing proportion of Britain’s elite. But has it produced an out-of-touch ruling class?<p>Monday, 13 April 2015 was a typical day in modern British politics. An Oxford University graduate in philosophy, politics and …

Downing Street

Why television writing has become the new home of verbal complexity

The death of Geoffrey Hill this summer put one of his more astringent declarations back into circulation: “Accessible is a perfectly good word if applied to supermarket aisles, art galleries, polling stations and public lavatories, but it has no place in the discussion of poetry and poetics.” …

Literature

Why some people think Shakespeare didn't write Shakespeare, explained

April 23, 2016, marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. That also means it's been about 400 years since people started arguing about whether or not Shakespeare really wrote Shakespeare. (Hint: He did.)<p>That’s a slight exaggeration. Actually, people have been arguing over this question …

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HANDY is creating a big business out of small jobs. The company finds its customers self-employed home-helps available in the right place and at the …

neologismi in "Enciclopedia Dantesca"

<b>neologismi</b>. - Lettori e critici, a cominciare dai più antichi commentatori, si sono imbattuti spesso, scorrendo le opere di D., in particolare la …

Espressioni inventate da Dante che usi senza saperlo

Come dicono gli inglesi (quando sono in buona), “gli italiani quando parlano dicono poesie”. Esagerano, ma non troppo: il linguaggio comune che si …

The Peacock Angel and the Pythagorean Theorem

The so-called Islamic State has marched into northwestern Iraq, an area rich in religious diversity, leaving a wake of bodies behind. It has driven …

The Rape of the Narrator

A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing<p>by Eimear McBride<p>Coffee House Press, 227 pp., $24.00<p>“The English,” wrote Kenneth Tynan when reviewing Brendan Behan’s <i>The</i> …

The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age

It’s an astonishing look inside the cultural change still needed in the shift to digital — even in one of the world’s greatest newsrooms. Read it.<p>The value of the homepage is decreasing. “Only a third of our readers ever visit it. And those who do visit are spending less time: page views and …

Heidegger and the Nazis

Heidegger et le nazisme<p>by Victor Farias, translated from Spanish and German into French by Myriam Benarroch and Jean-Baptiste Grasset, preface by …

Martin Heidegger

Archivio Corriere della Sera

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DEF: cos'è, a cosa serve, quali passaggi deve affrontare e storia del Documento di economia e finanza

Nei giorni scorsi <b>il Governo di Matteo Renzi ha presentato ufficialmente il DEF 2014</b>, documento con il quale l’esecutivo ha fissato gli obiettivi …

Charles Rosen's Lost Masterpiece | by Jim Holt | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Frédéric Chopin was “the greatest master of counterpoint since Mozart”—so claimed the late pianist and author Charles Rosen in a 1987 review in these …

Breaking Down What Makes Miami Heat's 'Pace and Space' Offense Work

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has created an offensive attack that maximizes the abilities of his best players. He has literally put them in a place to succeed.<p>By keeping traditional, loafing big men out of the paint and instead keeping personnel on the floor who can knock down threes, he forces …

Basketball

He Conceived the Mathematics of Roughness

The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick<p>by Benoit B. Mandelbrot<p>Pantheon, 324 pp., $30.00<p>Benoit Mandelbrot, the brilliant …