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Letters: Nixon’s the One

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:16
Readers respond to recent reviews of new books about Richard Nixon and more.









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Juan Gabriel Vásquez: By the Book

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “Lovers on All Saints’ Day” says the toughest thing about translating is being unfaithful to the original: “Doing a little violence to a sentence you love is hard, and many sleepless nights can be caused by it.”









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‘Out of Ashes,’ by Konrad H. Jarausch

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 04:00
A historian tracks Europe’s course through one of its most tumultuous eras.









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ArtsBeat: Marilynne Robinson and Anne Tyler Among Booker Prize Nominees

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 14:50
There were five American writers among the 13 nominees for the literary award.









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‘The Dying Grass,’ by William T. Vollmann

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 04:00
William T. Vollmann’s novel looks to the 1870s as westward expansion ignites the Nez Percé War.









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Bookends: Who Should Be Kicked Out of the Canon?

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:00
James Parker and Francine Prose discuss which writers should be ejected from the literary canon.









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‘The Conservative Heart,’ by Arthur C. Brooks

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:00
Arthur C. Brooks says Republicans should revise their rhetoric and speak in moral terms.









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‘Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War,’ by Susan Southard

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:00
What happened in Nagasaki after the second atomic bomb.









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‘The Complete Stories,’ by Clarice Lispector

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:00
Clarice Lispector’s “Complete Stories” is proof that she was one of the true originals of Latin American literature.









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‘Let Me Tell You,’ by Shirley Jackson

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:00
A new collection of work by Shirley Jackson includes short stories, humorous bits of family memoir, and essays and talks, many of them in print for the first time.









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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Dr. Seuss’ ‘What Pet Should I Get?’

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 13:48
Maria Russo and Alexandra Alter discuss Dr. Seuss, and Jill Ciment talks about “The Hand That Feeds You.”









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ArtsBeat: Rediscovered Pablo Neruda Poems to Be Published

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 13:07
Copper Canyon Press will publish a collection of 20 poems that were found by archivists last year.









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‘The Loved Ones,’ by Mary-Beth Hughes

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00
After an inescapable loss, a cosmetics executive moves his family to London.









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Christian Kracht’s ‘Imperium’

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00
In this Swiss novel, a German vegetarian in the early 1900s tries to found a colony in the South Seas.









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‘The Hand That Feeds You,’ by A.J. Rich

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00
A heroine learns her dead fiancé was an impostor.









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‘A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me,’ by David Gates

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00
The characters in David Gates’s stories engage in festivals of bad decisions.









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‘The End of Plenty,’ by Joel K. Bourne Jr.

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00
A journalist looks at the challenges involved in keeping the world from going hungry.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Open Book: An Unfinished Library

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00
“The Greatest Books You’ll Never Read” is a new survey of books that are “unfinished, unbegun or lost, and today exist as only suggestive fragments or not at all.”









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The Shortlist: Summer Fiction

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00
New books by Candace Bushnell, Caroline Zancan, Jules Moulin, and Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.









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