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Uncanny Valley Digest: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Our Wednesday night Zamyatin discussion was the hammer and tongs! Like many thought-provoking Russian novels of its time, Yevgeny Zamyatin’s 1924 authoritarian dystopia, We, was first published in translation, outside of Russia. It is an epistolary novel of journal entries … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Frenzy of Renown – Fame and Its History by Leo Braudy

What makes fame so alluring to audiences and yet so disillusioning for the object of fame? How have the criteria for what deserves or attracts fame changed in different historical eras? What makes people famous? Is it their exemplary conduct … Continue reading

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