Tim Parks


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  • 18 years ago | Travel

    Is Italy a single nation, or a series of warring city states? Two weeks ago, on the train from Verona to Turin, a young man stares through the glass of my compartment, then comes in, says, ”Can I see your book?“ It‘s called A Histor...

  • 19 years ago | Books

    Illustration by Paul Lee"I ALWAYS THOUGHT STORYTELLING WAS like juggling," says the main character in Salman Rushdie's 1990 novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories. "You keep a lot of different tales in the air, and juggle them up and down, and if yo...

  • 20 years ago | Art

    If Brahma is a more endearing creator than Jehovah, it is because he wasn't pleased with what he had made. He found the world dull and dusty. Death was the answer, suggested Shiva. Living forever, people were bored. A time limit would galvanize, g...


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