Egos and experiments

Boyd Tonkin states the case – never overstated – for literature in translation, and reviews a commendable recent effort "to grasp, and to survey, the entire planet of words"; Andrew Scull considers the travails of social psychology and the egos and experiments that professed to tell us something essential about human nature by setting fire to forests or electrocuting dogs... 


Books 

Found in Translation: 100 of the finest short stories ever translated, edited by Frank Wynne

The Lost Boys: Inside Muzafer Sherif’s Robbers Cave experiment by Gina Perry 

The Hope Circuit: A psychologist’s journey from helplessness to optimism by Martin Seligman 

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