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Noga Arikha is a historian of ideas and the author of Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours, included on the Washington Post's list of the best books of 2007 and featured as a New York Times Editor's Choice and, with her husband Marcello Simonetta, of Napoleon and the Rebel: A Story of Brotherhood, Passion, and Power, published in June 2011. She received a doctorate in history from the Warburg Institute in London and since 2002 has been based in New York, where she was Fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University, and Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Bard College and the Bard Graduate Center. She is now based in Paris.
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  1. Early Work — 08/14/2014: Did your earliest childhood writing show hints of genius? Juvenilia of children both famous and obscure has become an important archive for historians.
  2. The Great Comic Book Conflagration — 08/12/2014: For a brief moment in post-war America, the comic books blamed for juvenile delinquency were sent up in flames.
  3. On Pediatrics — 08/01/2014: A fourth-year medical student's dispatches from the pediatrics ward.
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