Posts Tagged: The Financial Times

Literature of Endurance

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A shrewd observer of titles that dominate the bestseller list week after week will notice the plethora of books about overcoming harrowing events or difficult trials. Over at the Financial Times, Ed Caesar weighs in on our readerly obsessions on stories about enduring tough times: One easy explanation for the success of the endurance-lit phenomenon is […]

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Politics Sunday

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Why is it that I find better political links when I read through literary sites than when I go to political blogs? “If I want to be remembered for anything it’s for introducing a different way of thinking about the world, whether it’s about war, about human rights, about equality…And that the power ultimately rests […]

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The Modest Mogel and the Grey Lady

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David Geffen, one of Hollywood’s most hallowed players, has roused the newspaper industry with his recent offer to purchase a large stake in the the New York Times. On May 11, Fortune Magazine revealed that Geffen was shopping for the 19% share held by the hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners. No deal was dealt. And […]

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