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Stephen Fry’s Classical Music

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in English texts, FOCUS, geschiedenis, muziek | Comments Off on Stephen Fry’s Classical Music

Stephen Fry’s Classical Music

[Here] is a deeply personalised account of classical music history. Haydn is quickly put aside as boring, while Wagner receives not only inordinate amounts of attention, but even an eye-catching font of his own. Fry’s love for opera pervades the pages.

Alex Bellos, Alex Through the Looking Glass

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Alex Bellos, Alex Through the Looking Glass

Alex Bellos, Alex Through the Looking Glass

Numbers are everywhere: sprinkled in our books and newspapers, crunched in our technology and scattered across our daily routines. In this book, award-winning author Alex Bellos takes us on a tour through history and across the globe, delving deep into the amazing maths that surrounds us all.

Naomi Klein, No Time

December 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Naomi Klein, No Time

Naomi Klein, No Time

Een beter milieu begint niet uitsluitend bij jezelf — in een wereld die draait om kapitalisme moeten eerst de achterliggende sociale, economische en politieke ideologieën veranderen voordat we de natuur kunnen redden.

The Finkler Question

December 6th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Engelse literatuur, FOCUS | Comments Off on The Finkler Question

The Finkler Question

Howard Jacobson schrijft fantastisch, heeft een fijnbesnaarde humor, toont zich meester van de menselijke geest, … maar zet toch een hoofdfiguur neer waar volgens mij niemand zich mee zal identificeren.

Snuffelen

November 29th, 2015  |  by  |  published in BIBLIO, FOCUS | Comments Off on Snuffelen

Snuffelen

Snuffelen, snuisteren, boeiende boeken ontdekken in een nieuw of lang niet bezocht boekenrek: de geneugte van elke common reader.

Het einde als begin

November 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in DES MENSEN, FOCUS | Comments Off on Het einde als begin

Het einde als begin

Sinds mijn vader, Janantoon, is overleden is het stil op deze site, zoveel redenen. Evidente redenen. Maar alle stilte ten spijt, ben ik wél blijven lezen. En ik wil graag de oude draad van het schrijven weer oppikken. En hoe beter dan met Het einde als begin?

Stephen Fry, Tim Lihoreau, Stephen Fry’s Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music

November 16th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Stephen Fry, Tim Lihoreau, Stephen Fry’s Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music

Stephen Fry, Tim Lihoreau, Stephen Fry’s Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music

Entertaining and brilliantly written, this is a pretty reckless romp of a history through classical music and much, much more.

Owen Jones, The Establishment

October 13th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Owen Jones, The Establishment

Owen Jones, The Establishment

Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. In exposing this shadowy and complex system that dominates our lives, Owen Jones sets out on a journey into the heart of our Establishment.

Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress

October 13th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress

Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress

Many of the great ruins that grace the deserts and jungles of the earth are monuments to civilisations which fell victim to their own success: from Easter Island’s monolithic wilderness to the perpetual silence of the Mayan ruins and ultimately to today’s melting ice caps and growing ozone hole, the cycle has continually repeated itself across the years.

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