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Francis Bacon on Friendship
Francis Bacon on Friendship

“A principal fruit of friendship, is the ease and discharge of the fulness and swellings of the heart, which passions of all kinds do cause and induce.”

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The Best Books of 2012: Your 10 Overall Favorites
The Best Books of 2012: Your 10 Overall Favorites

From children’s existential questions to 100 ideas that changed graphic design, by way of Yayoi Kusama and illustrated scientific mysteries.

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Simone de Beauvoir on Vitality, the Measure of Intelligence, and What Freedom Really Means
Simone de Beauvoir on Vitality, the Measure of Intelligence, and What Freedom Really Means

“There is vitality only by means of free generosity. Intelligence supposes good will… Sensitivity is nothing else but the presence which is attentive to the world and to itself.”

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What Is Love? Famous Definitions from 400 Years of Literary History
What Is Love? Famous Definitions from 400 Years of Literary History

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything.”

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The Best Music Books of 2012
The Best Music Books of 2012

From the neuroscience of talent to the illustrated Beatles, by way of Zen Buddhism and how creativity works.

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All the 2012 Best-of Reading Lists, Together at Last
All the 2012 Best-of Reading Lists, Together at Last

The year’s finest reading, organized by subject.

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