Sunday, December 03, 2023

Times 100 Notable Books of 2023

 Charlie Chaplin lived 88 years:

He left us 4 statements: (1) Nothing is forever in this world, not even our problems. (2) I love walking in the rain because no one can see my tears. (3) The most lost day in life is the day we don't laugh. (4) Six best doctors in the world...: 1. The sun 2. Rest 3. Exercise 4. Diet 5. Self-respect 6. Friends Stick to them at all stages of your life and enjoy a healthy life... If you see the moon, you will see the beauty of God... If you see the sun, you will see the power of God... If you see a mirror, you will see God's best creation. So believe it. We are all tourists, God is our travel agent who has already identified our routes, bookings and destinations... trust him and enjoy life. Life is just a journey! Therefore, live today! Tomorrow

Times 100 Notable Books of 2023

“Each year, we pore over thousands of new books, seeking out the best novels, memoirs, biographies, poetry collections, stories and more. Here are the standouts, selected by the staff of The New York Times Book Review.

Necessary Losses: The Life-Shaping Art of Letting Go

Necessary Losses: The Life-Shaping Art of Letting Go

“The art of losing isn’t hard to master,” Elizabeth Bishop wrote in one of the great masterpieces of poetry. “Every mortal loss is an Immortal Gain,” William Blake wrote two centuries before her in his beautiful letter to a bereaved father

We dream of immortality because we are creatures made of loss — the death of the individual is what ensured the survival of the species along the evolutionary vector of adaptation — and made for loss: All of our creativity, all of our compulsive productivity, all of our poems and our space telescopes, are but a coping mechanism for our mortality, for the elemental knowledge that we will lose everything and everyone we cherish as we inevitably return our borrowed stardust to the universe. 

And yet the measure of life, the meaning of it, may be precisely what we make of our losses — how we turn the dust of disappointment and dissolution into clay for creation and self-creation, how we make of loss a reason to love more fully and live more deeply.

Do nudges work?

Girls' night

Campus fiction

Attention wars

Best books of 2023

Why Cass Sunstein is a liberal

A.S. Byatt, R.I.P.

Journalistic independence

Higher gossip

End of money

Muscovy colony

Book romance

First folio

How life works

Anger online

Clock museum

Black horror

King of chills

Andrew Wylie

Artforum editor out

Greg Lukianoff

Teju Cole

Yugoslavia’s digital twin

Animal rights


Barnes & Noble

Evolution of cuteness

NYRB turns 60

Literary hats

Mystery of dizziness

Katalin Karikó

WSJ revamp

Jon Fosse

Nobel odds