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Dr Alistair Brown | Associate lecturer in English Literature; researching video games and literature

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Through exploring the psychopathology of Capgras syndrome, in which a patient mistakes a loved one for an imposter, The Echo Maker offers a sustained meditation on the ways in which we project our own problems onto other people. As a reflection on the mysteries of consciousness, the novel offers some interesting if not especially new insights into the fuzzy boundaries between scientific and literary interpretations of the mind. Read more


Veritable Veritas

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

So, Robert Kilroy Silk has set up a new party dedicated to restoring Britain's proper relationship with the rest of Europe. One presumes, then, that by choosing the name Veritas for the party, it will be following in the footsteps of the first great European integrationist, Julius Caesar, who introduced the word into the English (or rather, that heterogeneous hybrid of French, Saxon, American, Latin, Greek) language in the first place.

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