The pick of this month’s non-fic­tion

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Bri­tish neu­ro­sci­en­tist Je­belli tells the his­tory of this widely-suf­fered ill­ness, from 19th cen­tury Germany to the jun­gles of Pa­pua New Guinea, look­ing at its treat­ment and prospects for a cure. Jour­nal­ist Storr’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mod­ern age of self-ob­ses­sion ar­gues that western cul­ture has be­come de­fined by who we think we should be. Selfie charts the scourge of the ‘age of per­fec­tion­ism’, from Nar­cis­sus to Kim Kar­dashian. Rüdi­ger Safran­ski W W Nor­ton, June 9

Goethe: Life as a Work of Art

Selfie Will Storr Pi­cador, June 15

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