Book Reviews

Jesse Eisenberg: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 06:00
The actor and author, most recently, of the story collection “Bream Gives Me Hiccups” says Uta Hagen offers some excellent stage advice: “If you have to act stoned, imagine a helium balloon inflating inside your skull.”









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Timothy Snyder’s ‘Black Earth’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 03:00
Timothy Snyder argues for a new interpretation of the Holocaust that looks at concerns over food and other resources.









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‘The Hotel Years,’ by Joseph Roth

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 03:00
A selection of Joseph Roth’s journalism, produced between the wars in Europe’s hubs and outposts.









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‘$2.00 a Day,’ by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 03:30
A look at the rise of extreme poverty and how families survive in its grip.









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‘The Silo Effect,’ by Gillian Tett

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 03:30
A journalist takes an anthropological approach to the structure of organizations.









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ArtsBeat: Five Poets Receive Lucrative Fellowships

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 13:25
The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine announced the winners on Tuesday.









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Bookends: Is Everyone Qualified to Be a Critic?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:41
Adam Kirsch and Charles McGrath discuss what it takes to pass judgment on the arts.









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ArtsBeat: Carrie Brownstein’s Book Tour to Kick Off in Brooklyn

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:27
Carrie Brownstein will be traveling to 11 cities across the United States this fall to promote her memoir, “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl,” due in October.









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‘The End of Tsarist Russia,’ by Dominic Lieven

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 10:16
A scholar approaches World War I from the standpoint of Russian foreign policy.









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‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ by David Lagercrantz

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:30
This continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series features artificial intelligence and code breaking and suitably icy bad guys.









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‘Did You Ever Have a Family’ by Bill Clegg

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:00
In the wake of a tragedy, the affected reckon with complicated pasts.









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ArtsBeat: Among Friends: Linda Rosenkrantz on ‘Talk’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:51
Ms. Rosenkrantz discusses her recently reissued 1968 book, which is made up of candid conversations about psychoanalysis, sex and art.









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