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Railsea

On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt. The ...

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On China

For more than twenty years after the Communist Revolution in 1949, China and most of the western world had no ...

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The Marlowe Papers

On May 30th, 1593, a celebrated young playwright was killed in a tavern brawl in London. That, at least, was ...

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Memorial

Matthew Arnold praised the Iliad for its 'nobility', as has everyone ever since -- but ancient critics praised it for ...

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The Age of Miracles

'It is never what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always different ...

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Luck: What It Means and Why It Matters

For aspiring cricketer Ed Smith, luck was for other people. Like his childhood hero, Geoff Boycott, the tough, flinty Yorkshireman, ...

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