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The 100 best novels: No 81 – The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing (1962)

Hailed as one of the key texts of the women’s movement of the 1960s, this study of a divorced single mother’s search for personal and political identity remains a defiant, ambitious tour de force<p>“Everything’s cracking up”, says Anna, the protagonist of Lessing’s masterpiece, a novel that takes its …

Literature

Machiavelli, Public Service, And The End Of Jon Stewart

"Public service" is not something that usually comes to mind when Machiavelli's name comes up. The thinker who established the notion that "the end" (the preservation of political power) justifies "the means" (a ruler, Machiavelli says, has to learn how "not to be good") has come to stand for …

Johns Hopkins University

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter​ <br>When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate …

Easiest written languages for English speakers

Foreign languages can be intimidating for the novice learner, especially those that employ a whole new writing system. Anne Merritt looks at 10 of the simplest<p>Foreign languages can be <b>intimidating for the novice learner</b>, especially those that employ a whole new writing system. Any English speaker …

Linguistics