‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ – why not?

‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ is one of those phrases everyone says but no-one follows. Rachel Barlow discusses the ins and outs of why it is important to be critical about the books we pick off the shelf.

Why everybody should be reading Michael Chabon

On the few occasions that I have been asked what my dissertation is about, I have answered, hesitatingly, “an author. . . He’s Jewish-American. . . He’s actually still alive. . . But you’ve probably never heard of him.” If that response has not already sufficiently bored my interlocutor with the conversation, they might ask, […]

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