Literature

From a wild child to a talking mongoose: what to read this weekend

From unmasking an author to literary dress sense: what to read this weekend

Gill-Revue, Le Salon Pour Rire, 1868, lithograph. Courtesy: Chewday’s, London

From why its good to repeat jokes to how to keep it impersonal: what to read about this weekend

Jacqueline de Jong, The Situationist Times, 1962–67, covers of issues 5 and 6, designed and edited by Jacqueline de Jong. Courtesy: the artist and the Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven

From situationists to shame: what to read this weekend

From Egyptian surrealism to Parisian pissoirs: what to read this weekend

From spooky computers to coded manuscripts: what to read this weekend.

Laboratory testing at Silicon Valley biotech start up Unity Biotechnology. Courtesy: the New Yorker; photograph: Grant Cornett

From eternal music to the secret of eternal life: what to read this weekend

Paul Scheerbart, Nusi-Pusi, 1912. Courtesy: Berlinische Galerie/Kai-Annett Becker

From a short history of plagiarism to Trisha Brown's walk: what to read this weekend

From existentialist heartthrobs to the end of existence: what to read this weekend

It’s time that the extraordinary life and work of Anya Berger was acknowledged

From art under apartheid to a new novel from Walt Whitman: what to read this weekend

From Umberto Eco on fascism to Thomas Pynchon’s stand-in: what to read this weekend