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The Shortlist: On the Job

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:03
New books by Chen Guangcheng, Nina MacLaughlin, Heather Lende and Steve Osborne.







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‘Hold Still,’ a Memoir by Sally Mann

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 09:19
Sally Mann’s memoir reckons with motherhood and the controversial images that made her famous.







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John Ashbery: By the Book

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 08:45
The poet, whose latest collection is “Breezeway,” enjoys reading novels. “I’m no doubt a frustrated novelist. Maybe I should try, but at barely three months shy of 88 it seems unlikely.”







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Maggie Nelson’s ‘The Argonauts’

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 04:30
A pregnancy prompts a critic to examine physical transformation and the ways our bodies define and limit us.







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ArtsBeat: New Charlie Hebdo Issue Skewers PEN Critics

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 19:12
An editorial offers a defense against the charge that the satirical weekly is hostile to Muslims and immigrants.







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ArtsBeat: Alice Notley Wins $100,000 Poetry Prize

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:29
The Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize is presented annually to a living American poet for lifetime accomplishment.







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Children’s Books: At Home by the Sea

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 09:00
A modest yet captivating picture book conjures the everyday life of a Vietnamese fisherman’s family.






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‘Speak Now,’ by Kenji Yoshino

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 04:30
A memoir combined with analysis of a same-sex marriage case.






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ArtsBeat: Daniel Clowes’s ‘The Complete Eightball’ Comes Out Next Month

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 13:11
Mr. Clowes discusses Eightball’s history and his latest work, “Patience,” a 180-page time-travel adventure due next March from Fantagraphics.






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Bookends: What’s the Best Book That’s Been Made Into a Great Movie?

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:12
Alice Gregory and Charles McGrath discuss the best literature that’s succeeded on the big screen.






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‘The Quartet,’ by Joseph J. Ellis

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:30
Joseph J. Ellis points to a small faction of founders as the driving force behind the Constitution.






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‘Freedom of Speech,’ by David K. Shipler

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:30
David K. Shipler visits free-speech battlegrounds: school curriculums, whistle-blowers, arts funding, the Internet and PACs.






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‘Look Who’s Back,’ With a Resurrected Adolf Hitler

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:30
In Timur Vermes’s novel, a resurrected Führer becomes a media sensation in present-day Germany.






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‘The Wright Brothers,’ by David McCullough

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 04:30
David McCullough tells the story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight.






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Kate Atkinson’s ‘A God in Ruins’

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 04:30
Tom Perrotta reviews Kate Atkinson’s ambitious new novel, which tells the story of postwar Britain through the microcosm of a single family.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Life of Saul Bellow’

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 16:57
Sam Tanenhaus talks about Saul Bellow, and Emily Bazelon discusses Jon Krakauer’s “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.”






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ArtsBeat: 145 Writers Sign Letter Protesting PEN Award to Charlie Hebdo

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:26
Among those who have signed the letters: Junot Díaz, Lorrie Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Eric Bogosian and Michael Cunningham.






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Inside the List

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:00
Toni Morrison, whose “God Help the Child” is No. 5 on the hardcover fiction list, used to receive phone calls from Marlon Brando, who would recite her work.







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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:59
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.







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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:35
Paperback books of particular interest.







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