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Literature for a lockdown

From Boccaccio to Michael Crichton, we have some, er, feel-good classics to cheer you up.

If you’re in angst-ridden quarantine, you’ll probably be finding it hard to take your mind off things.

  • Paola Tamma and Christian Oliver
  • Politico

One high-risk strategy — not for those of a nervous disposition — is to dive headlong into some of literature’s most horrific plagues, from Sophocles to Camus, to put things in perspective.

There’s some solace in the unity of human experience over the centuries.

Big themes — terrifying incomprehension, the vulnerability of doctors and the…

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