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Medieval Pleasures of the Flesh

Okay, pop quiz. The subject is Theology. Ready? One question, multiple choice. 1. What is the one true view of

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Israel’s Hippest Voice Speaks Out

By AMIT R. PALEY CRIMSON STAFF WRITEr “When I started writing I thought I was really, really fucked up,” Etgar

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Israel's Hippest Voice Speaks Out

“When I started writing I thought I was really, really fucked up,” Etgar Keret told me in between sips of

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The Devil’s LardeR by Jim Crace Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux,165 pp.; $20 Being Dead, British author Jim Crace’s

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"Homespun" Success

When it comes to early American history, very rarely does it get better than Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. A short list

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Layers of Love

For American readers, German author Bernhard Schlink has a huge task at hand with his new collection, Flights of Love:

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A Nightmarish Take on America

Just how far will our cultural obsession with images and their consumption take us? Jennifer Egan’s Look At Me is

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Margaret Atwood's Wilderness Tips

This is your hand, these are my hands, this is the world, which is round but not flat and has

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When President Theodore Roosevelt, Class of 1880, returned to Mother Harvard to accept an honorary doctorate in 1902, he bellowed

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'Theodore Rex' Speaks Loudly

When President Theodore Roosevelt, Class of 1880, returned to Mother Harvard to accept an honorary doctorate in 1902, he bellowed

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You Say You Want a Revolution

The cover of Christopher Hitchens’s latest book finds the author pictured, dapper in a rumpled olive trench coat and five

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Nobel Prize Winner's Newest: 'Half A Life'

In Paul Theroux’s memoir of his friendship with V.S. Naipaul, Naipaul hisses a typically vain slur at the Nobel Prize

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Thesis, Shmesis: Write a Book Instead

Theses are by definition creative. Every Harvard student who writes a thesis must make an original argument. So what does

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'Cocktails' For Two: Interview With D.A. Powell

D.A. Powell began teaching poetry-writing classes at Harvard this year as the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer of Poetry. He has received awards

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What Is Science, Anyway?

A warning to all physics, math and chemistry concentrators who spend their days sweating over textbooks in Cabot Science Library—all

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