Thomas Mann

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The Magician by Colm Tóibín review – a difficult Mann to know
This dramatisation of Thomas Mann’s private and public life never quite convinces as biography or fiction

Anthony Cummins

26, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Magician by Colm Tóibín review – inside the mind of Thomas Mann
This compelling fictionalised biography explores the life and times of the exiled German Nobel winner, exquisitely balancing the intimate and momentous

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

17, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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The cupboard looks increasingly bare for Marcus Rashford’s detractors | Tim Adams
Those who fought against the campaign for free school meals should be shamed by families’ miserly food parcels

Tim Adams

17, Jan, 2021 @7:15 AM

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'It had been on my shelf for years': readers share their lockdown reads
Publishers report that coronavirus has boosted sales of long, classic novels. You reveal the great baggy monsters you’ve found the time to tackle

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

06, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The end of coronavirus: what plague literature tells us about our future
From Thucydides to Camus, there are plenty of hopeful reminders that there’s nothing unprecedented about the coronavirus lockdown - and that pandemics do end

Marcel Theroux

01, May, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Tackle that to-be-read pile: the books to try if you're self-isolating
From Nora Ephron to Thomas Mann, here are 12 books to entertain, challenge and inspire if you’re confined at home due to Covid-19

Alex Clark

18, Mar, 2020 @2:30 PM

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Gigi Crompton obituary
Other lives: Botanist and author of the Cambridgeshire Flora Records Since 1538

Kirsty Findlay

17, Feb, 2020 @4:03 PM

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Death in Venice review – Britten's opera dazzles and glows
Mark Padmore’s impressive central performance powers David McVicar’s luxurious if earthbound revival of Britten’s final opera

Erica Jeal

22, Nov, 2019 @1:00 PM

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From Roth to Le Guin: top 10 novels about the first world war
Authors such as Virginia Woolf and Pat Barker show how the conflict’s devastating impact carried on long after the 1918 armistice

Daniel Mason

14, Nov, 2018 @11:58 AM

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Reading group: which novel set on holiday should we read this month?
Whether we’re being taken on vacation by Ernest Hemingway or Esther Freud, this month’s reading is likely to be melancholy, hedonistic or both

Sam Jordison

28, Aug, 2018 @11:44 AM

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Learning German is just the job for savvy millennials
Growing numbers of under-30s are attracted to the language to better their career options

James Tapper

18, Aug, 2018 @4:30 PM

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On my radar: Richard Sennett’s cultural highlights
The American sociologist on gardening, the Open Britain campaign and Janáček’s quartets

Kathryn Bromwich

25, Feb, 2018 @10:00 AM

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