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Thursday, September 21st

Nineteen Eighty-Four in 2016

James Lamming explores the relevance of George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' in the era of Trump

Review: ‘White Trash’ by Nancy Isenberg

Daniel Villar finds this survey of white working class America wanting

The richness of the materiality of books

Altair Brandon-Salmon discusses the importance of books as aesthetic objects

Author of the week: Paul Beatty

A look at the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Tiny words: on the art of small talk

Ellie Duncan ruminates on the place of everyday interaction in literary writing

Were the Nazis on drugs?

The Nazi regime was permeated with drugs, from morphine to heroin, taken by almost everyone in the Reich, from soldiers to housewives. This shocking...

‘Deeper than the Abyss’: Resisting the Holocaust

Sam Sussman reviews Peter Hayes' new book, 'Why? Explaining the Holocaust'

Vacation blues: what to read when you’re missing Oxford

Laura Hackett offers a fictional fix of Oxford nostalgia to see you through the vac

Imagination and immediacy in travel writing

Ellie Duncan interviews Neil McQuillian, Senior Editor at Rough Guides

On the incompleteness of reading

Ellie Duncan gets lost in the countless possibilities of translation
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