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Erik Larson’s ‘Dead Wake,’ About the Lusitania

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 22:02
Hampton Sides reviews Erik Larson’s “Dead Wake,” which recounts the final voyage of the Lusitania, one of the colossal tragedies of maritime history.






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Neil Gaiman’s ‘Trigger Warning’

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 22:02
In horror stories and science fiction, fairy tales and poetry, Neil Gaiman explores the transformative power of imagination.
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Letters: ‘Chasing the Scream’

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 14:25
Readers respond to recent reviews of Johann Hari’s “Chasing the Scream,” Anya Kamenetz’s “The Test” and more.
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ArtsBeat: Andrew Solomon Named President of PEN American Center

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:45
Mr. Solomon will take over for departing president Peter Godwin.






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ArtsBeat: New Publisher for German-Language Edition of Martin Amis’s ‘The Zone of Interest’

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:21
The Swiss publisher Kein & Aber has picked up Martin Amis’s concentration-camp satire after the author’s longtime German publisher rejected it.






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By the Book: Kazuo Ishiguro: By the Book

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 06:00
The author, most recently, of “The Buried Giant” was obsessed with Sherlock Holmes as a child.






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ArtsBeat: Elizabeth McCracken Wins $20,000 Story Prize

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:30
Ms. McCracken won for her collection “Thunderstruck.”






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ArtsBeat: Chrissie Hynde to Publish Memoir

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 13:31
The Pretenders singer’s memoir will be published by Doubleday in September.






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Bookends: Which Books Do You Read Over and Over Again?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:30
Dana Stevens and Rivka Galchen discuss the books they return to, and why.






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David Vann’s ‘Aquarium’

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:00
A seemingly chance encounter cracks open dark family secrets in David Vann’s novel.
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Laura van den Berg’s ‘Find Me’

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:32
Laura van den Berg’s heroine picks her way across an American wasteland, searching for the mother who abandoned her.






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Irvine Welsh’s ‘The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins’

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:32
Irvine Welsh’s tale of abduction and mutual obsession.






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‘The Age of Dignity,’ by Ai-jen Poo With Ariane Conrad

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:32
Changing how society deals with caregiving.






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‘Why Not Say What Happened,’ by Morris Dickstein

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:32
A memoir mixes biography and intellectual history.






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Bookends: James Baldwin Denounced Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’ As a ‘Protest Novel.’ Was He Right?

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:32
Ayana Mathis and Pankaj Mishra discuss Baldwin’s indictment of “Native Son,” which was published 75 years ago.






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ArtsBeat: Marina Abramovic to Publish a Memoir in 2016

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:09
The book, to be published by Crown Archetype, will coincide with the artist’s 70th birthday.






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‘Please Stop Helping Us’ and ‘Shame’

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 05:00
Two black conservatives argue that a sense of victimhood, not social forces, creates problems for African-Americans.
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ArtsBeat: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Green on Blue’

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 13:58
Tom Bissell discusses “Green on Blue,” and John Hooper talks about “The Italians.”






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Paperback Row

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:52
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:51
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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