Book Reviews

Bookshelf: The Classics Reissued

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:13
New picture books include “The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night,” illustrated by Peter Spier.
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‘Wilde in America,’ by David M. Friedman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
A cultural historian argues that Oscar Wilde was among the first to realize that celebrity could come before accomplishment.
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Sophia Loren's 'Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow,' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
Memoirs by Roger Moore, Sophia Loren and Anjelica Huston are among the season’s books about movies.
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‘Yes Please,’ by Amy Poehler

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
A memoir by the comedian and sitcom star Amy Poehler.
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‘A Way of Living: The Art of Willem de Kooning,’ by Judith Zilczer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
Lavish reproductions of work by Willem de Kooning, accompanied by research and historical anecdotes.
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‘DDR Posters’ and ‘Beyond the Wall’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
New books about propaganda posters and other items from the relatively short-lived German Democratic Republic.
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‘Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte,’ by Kate Williams

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
Kate Williams’s “Ambition and Desire” is the latest in a growing corpus of work about Josephine Bonaparte, Napoleon’s empress.
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‘The Sexual Night,’ by Pascal Quignard

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
A Freudian take on classic depictions of sexual imagery.
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Cal Peternell's 'Twelve Recipes,' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
New cookbooks include Cal Peternell’s “Twelve Recipes,” Mark Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything Fast” and more.
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John Lanchester’s ‘How to Speak Money,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
New books about the lingo of food and finance.
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Joe Perry's 'Rocks,' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
New books by Joe Perry, George Clinton, Viv Albertine, Billy Idol and other music stars.
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The Shortlist: Maximillian Potter's 'Shadows in the Vineyard,' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
New books by Maximillian Potter, William Bostwick, Piero Antinori and Heather Greene.
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‘Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe,’ by Philip Gefter

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
A biography of the photographer Sam Wagstaff.
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Must-see book trailers: ''Tis the Season' and 'Ready to Were'

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:16

HEA contributor Robin Covington recs trailers for books by Robyn Peterman and Vicki Lewis Thompson.

        
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Exclusive song reveal for 'Suspicion' by Alexandra Monir

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:16

HEA contributor Vilma Gonzalez reveals a song by Alexandra Monir to go with her upcoming Suspicion.

        
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ArtsBeat: A Booker Prize Winner’s Latest Laurel: Bad Sex in Fiction Award

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 15:03
Despite fierce competition, Ben Okri wins the award, issued by The Literary Review, with a passage from “The Age of Magic.”






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Jan Morris: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:00
The author, most recently, of “Ciao, Carpaccio!” recently found in her old copy of “Anna Karenina,” in an “evidently intoxicated scrawl,” the inscription “THIS IS THE BETS BOOK I HAVE EVER READ.”






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ArtsBeat: A First Edition Auction, With the Writers Nervously Looking On

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:39
The evening sale’s high price: Philip Roth’s annotated first edition of “American Pastoral” sold for $80,000.






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The 10 Best Books of 2014

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 04:00
The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.






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ArtsBeat: Art From the Old School

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 15:21
A panel including Jules Feiffer and Art Spiegelman talks about art and aging.






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