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Reading Up on September 11th

When we were small, our parents told us that instant gratification didn’t exist. Simply wishing for something doesn’t mean you’ll

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Books In Brief

Illness has always been an important bedfellow to reflection and consideration of new directions. Some works of art would be

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Erasing the Border in Our Minds

Rubén Martínez’s latest book, Crossing Over, ends by finally stating what Martínez has been alluding to all along: “There is

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The Aurora Borealis Unlocked

It is fitting, in an ironic sense, that BBC journalist Lucy Jago chose Kristian Birkeland for the subject of her

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outandabout: Spoken Word

People talk about community a lot at Harvard and, judging by the swarm of social, ethnic and cultural groups that

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Memories of Impermanence

A quarter of the way through Borrowed Finery, novelist Paula Fox’s new memoir, the author’s father makes a fitting observation.

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Gordimer Fumbles With Love in 'The Pickup'

Is love strong enough to conquer all obstacles? Is the love between two people enough to keep them together regardless

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Reawakening into a New World

After three weeks in a coma following a prolonged illness in 1996, a press release from the John Hunter Hospital

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'Fire' From the World's Front Lines

Events have overtaken Sebastian Junger’s new book Fire with the same uncertainty and rapidity of the wildfires that raced across

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Found in Translation

David Ferry can translate poetry from more languages than most of us could ever hope to learn, and his versatility

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Sontag's Critical Blandness

Is Susan Sontag the only critic left who still cares about high culture? It’s been almost 40 years since “Against

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Halberstam on War and Peace

War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton and the Generals is a penetrating look at America’s military and foreign

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An Interview With David Halberstam '55

David Halberstam ’55, a former Crimson managing editor, covered the early civil rights movement, the Congo and Vietnam in a

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New Layers of the Onion Unpeeled

Dispatches from the Tenth Circle—the newest Onion compilation—delivers all of the uncannily mundane humor which has made the newspaper wildly

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A New Harvard History

It is not self-evident that Morton and Phyllis Kellers Making Harvard Modern: The Rise of Americas University will have a

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