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Posts Tagged: John Walsh

Existential Black Magic

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Desperate stuff, all about sex. Some fella called Simon de Beaver. It’s called existentialism. The Independent’s John Walsh sat down to interview Sarah Bakewell about At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails, her book about the lives, influences, and impact of that wacky French bunch, the Existentialists.

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Print Dictionaries or Bust

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Dictionaries, and reference books in general, are in trouble. These days there’s more googling than reference book-perusing. John Walsh reflects on the dictionaries that once acted as writers’ essential companions, the inherent treasures of print dictionaries and the perils of online dictionaries. “It’s easy to feel a nostalgic throb for the old reference library on […]

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