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"A perceptive, readable portrayal of a seminal coterie in the history of ideas."
"Hugely enjoyable. . . . To make philosophy accessible is the mark of a good writer; to make it exciting is the mark of a great one."
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Philipp Blom is a writer, editor, literary translator, broadcaster, and journalist. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Oxford University. He is the author of several books of fiction and non-fiction, including The Vertigo Years, Encyclopédie, and To Have and to Hold. He frequently contributes articles to the Financial Times, the Independent, and the Guardian, among others.See all Product Description