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Book reviews

New Books

In the year 564 b.c., a pankratiast named Arrichion stepped into the ring at the Olympic games. Pankration was a nasty mélange of wrestling and boxing, very popular with the…

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The Replacements

New evidence on the old mystery of the Neanderthals

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The Passenger

Creating the Lost Generation

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Me, Myself, and Id

The invention of the narcissist

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Consume, Screw, Kill

The origins of today’s mass extinction

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Mostpeople’s Poet

Is E. E. Cummings a serious writer?

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New Books

It is inevitable that some readers will take from Evelyn Barish’s biography of the life and misdeeds of Paul de Man the notion that literary theory is a crock. The title…

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The Almighty Dollar

America’s self-help gospel

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