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A new movie, “Genius,” centers on the relationship between the editor Maxwell Perkins and the novelist Thomas Wolfe.
The lives of Kentucky aristocrats and a slave’s descendants converge in a novel about racial tensions and horse racing.
Seamus Heaney’s Virgilian translation follows Aeneas to the underworld in search of his father.
The girls and women in this debut collection of stories confront the bleak realities of their lives.
A Jewish teenager seeks out kabbalistic magic to save her people.
Assessing the nature of human existence as our knowledge of the world’s workings grows.
Paul Tough believes character is the key to success.
Current practices mark a break with 200 years of child rearing, a historian writes.
A new biography of Elizabeth I focuses on the underexamined later decades of her life.
Women are often left out of economics, a new book argues.
David Rieff argues that the way we remember our shared past can be fraudulent, even dangerous.
A study of conflicts in the Middle East shows how local battles became global ones.
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Noah Hawley, whose thriller “Before the Fall” is No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list, says “Our news now comes prefiltered for ‘meaning.’ ”
Readers respond to a recent review of Sebastian Junger’s “Tribe” and more.
The author of “Stiff,” “Spook,” “Bonk,” “Gulp” and, most recently, “Grunt” says the last book to make her laugh was “Norwood,” by Charles Portis: “In particular, the wonder chicken section.”
Francine Prose and Benjamin Moser discuss the difficulties of getting lost in reading after a certain age.
An oral history of the 1960s gives voice to unfamiliar figures as well as the usual suspects.
How the internet has transformed our aesthetic experiences.