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Magical Creatures

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 13:36
New picture books include “Julia’s House for Lost Creatures” and “Night Sky Dragons.”






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ArtsBeat: A Book on Fidel Castro From Jon Lee Anderson

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 13:52
The New Yorker writer Jon Lee Anderson is aiming for “the defining portrait” of Fidel Castro.






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ArtsBeat: Freud Gets Marathon Reading Treatment

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:52
Writers, philosophers and veterans will gather to read from “Civilization and Its Discontents,” a work the organizers called “the definitive text on human destructiveness.”






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Bookends: What Accounts for Our Current — or Recurrent — Fascination With Memoir-Novels?

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:50
Leslie Jamison and Daniel Mendelsohn discuss our interest in narratives that blur the line between the real and the fabricated.






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David Orr’s 10 Favorite Poetry Books of 2014

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:53
Books by Louise Glück, Fanny Howe, Christian Wiman and others.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Disappearing Religions

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:09
Gerard Russell talks about “Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms,” and Phil Zuckerman discusses “Living the Secular Life.”






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ArtsBeat: Koons Again Accused of Copyright Infringement

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:48
A work by Jeff Koons in his retrospective in Paris could set off a legal battle.
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Raphaël Jerusalmy’s ‘Brotherhood of Book Hunters’

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
François Villon travels to Jerusalem in this literary mystery.
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‘America’s Pastor,’ About Billy Graham, by Grant Wacker

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
A study of Billy Graham’s ministry examines how American culture shaped him — and he shaped it.
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Open Book: Religious Reading

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Cynthia Ozick and others recommend novels with religious themes.
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‘A Philosophy of Walking,’ by Frédéric Gros

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Charting the many ways we walk, and what they say about us.
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‘Joan of Arc,’ by Kathryn Harrison

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Kathryn Harrison’s biography interweaves Joan of Arc’s story with both fictional and historical interpretations.
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‘The Great Reformer,’ a Biography of Pope Francis

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
A biography of Jorge Mario Bergoglio traces his Argentine origins and his path to the Vatican.
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‘Ardor,’ by Roberto Calasso

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Roberto Calasso delves into the enigmatic web of ritual and myth that defined the ancient Vedic world.
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Children's Books: ‘Space Case’ and ‘The Twin Powers’

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
In these middle-grade novels, a young detective solves a lunar murder, and twins reunite to save their threatened worlds.
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Children's Books: ‘Alphabetabum,’ ‘Take Away the A’ and More

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Five alphabet books feature rhyme and alliteration, exuberant animals and found photos of children from the past.
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‘The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume I’

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
The first volume of Norton’s two-part anthology includes texts of Hinduism, Buddhism and Daoism.
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Crime: Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Moriarty,’ and More

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Anthony Horowitz’s “Moriarty” is a Sherlock ­Holmes pastiche that opens five days after the great detective and his nemesis plunged to their doom.
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Evan Thompson’s ‘Waking, Dreaming, Being’

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Merging neuroscience and philosophy, Evan Thompson casts new light on the relationship between the self and the brain.
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‘Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms,’ by Gerard Russell

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Gerard Russell chronicles the long survival of religious minorities in the Middle East, and the extreme peril they face today..
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