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Ashok Banker’s Ramayana: Books 1-3

Ashok K. Banker's adaptation of the 3,000 year old epic of the Indian sub continent Ramayana could appear to be too exotic and unapproachable for a Western reader who knows little or nothing about that history or culture. But the author has ensured that no ones enjoyment be diminished by their background

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I’m on the plane

I've found the perfect travel book, a collection of Ursula Le Guin short stories tied together by a delightful conceit ...

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How Herman Hesse Changed My Life Forever

As a callow 16 year old virgin, forced by circumstances beyond my control to take premature control of my life, I had many romantic ideas about the world. Herman Hesse’s The Glass Bead Game completely revolutionized the way I saw the world, showed me the limitations of fixed beliefs and …

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Lessig and Vaidhyanathan On Copyright and Culture

Lawrence Lessig’s new book, Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity, is getting quite a bit of attention. We discussed it here yesterday, where you can also hear the entire book for free. Salon’s Farhad Manjoo takes a long look …

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