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In the fifth volume of his autobiographical novel, Karl Ove Knausgaard struggles with shame and fear of failure.
Adam Kirsch and Zoë Heller discuss whether books can be judged by their politics.
After giving birth, a woman starts hearing a mysterious interior monologue.
Two books turn to recent revelations in the study of animal cognition.
Two new books address the disconnect between the lives of liberal elites and the people they supposedly serve.
Curtis Sittenfeld’s retelling of “Pride and Prejudice” finds Liz and Darcy sparring in a Cincinnati suburb.
Robert F. Worth reports on developments in the Middle East following the Arab Spring.
This week, Michael Kinsley, Eric Fair and Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Making the case that vehicles, drivers and pedestrians could be made safer but for lack of will.
Annette Gordon-Reed, at No. 16 in nonfiction with a new book about Thomas Jefferson, says this political season raises “questions about the fundamental nature of democracy in the United States.”
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
New books by Helen Macdonald, Ron Rash and Kevin Young.
An immigrant’s poems pose troubling questions of dislocation.
Stevie Smith was so odd that even other poets, most of whom are fairly odd themselves, have never been sure what to do with her.
The poet Wallace Stevens often tinkered with drafts on his way to the insurance office.
In 1941, an actress fleeing Europe perturbs her host family.
In “Crush,” authors reflect on their first infatuations with celebrities.
In this novel within a novel, a program to erase the memories of Vietnam War veterans has some unintended results.
In “Black Hole Blues,” Janna Levin tells the story of science’s attempt to listen to the cosmos.