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Buy Tiffany’s, and Other News

April 24, 2013 | by


  • Should you have $50,000 lying around, you have two days to bid on this manuscript of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
  • A new book argues that Jane Austen “isn’t merely fodder for game-theoretical analysis, but an unacknowledged founder of the discipline itself: a kind of Empire-waisted version of the mathematician and cold war thinker John von Neumann, ruthlessly breaking down the stratagems of 18th-century social warfare.” But … didn’t she come first? Doesn’t that make him a trousered version of her? Discuss.
  • Andy Griffith and Robert Burns: a surprisingly convincing case for their spiritual kinship.
  • An appreciation of The Lonely Doll and its complex legacy.



    1. Michael Chwe | April 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks Paris Review Daily! Sample chapter of “Jane Austen, Game Theorist” at and video trailer at
      Michael Chwe

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