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*Beautiful World, Where Are You?* — the new Sally Rooney novel

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It is really good, and more subtle than one might have expected.  Imagine Ireland’s #1 left-wing writer imbibing the brew of Ross Douthat over the last few years and putting it all into fictional form, and convincingly at that.  I don’t just mean the Mass scene and the pornography discussion, it is the consistent theme running throughout the book. The tale ends up as a true case for cultural optimism, albeit with some reasonable qualifications. Here is a good New Yorker review by Lauren Michele Jackson.  The title of the book is excellent as well. The post *Beautiful World, Where Are You?* — the new Sally Rooney novel appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.         CommentsIn reply to Aladdin. @Aladdin- you are I think spot on. I ... by Ray LopezIn reply to Mark T. A good time to

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It is really good, and more subtle than one might have expected.  Imagine Ireland’s #1 left-wing writer imbibing the brew of Ross Douthat over the last few years and putting it all into fictional form, and convincingly at that.  I don’t just mean the Mass scene and the pornography discussion, it is the consistent theme running throughout the book.

The tale ends up as a true case for cultural optimism, albeit with some reasonable qualifications.

Here is a good New Yorker review by Lauren Michele Jackson.  The title of the book is excellent as well.

The post *Beautiful World, Where Are You?* — the new Sally Rooney novel appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Tyler Cowen
Tyler Cowen is an American economist, academic, and writer. He occupies the Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics as a professor at George Mason University and is co-author, with Alex Tabarrok, of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution. Cowen and Tabarrok have also ventured into online education by starting Marginal Revolution University. He currently writes the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, and he also writes for such publications as The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, and the Wilson Quarterly.

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