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Essay: Gabriel García Márquez’s Work Was Rooted in the Real

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:37
Gabriel García Márquez’s fantastical stories gained dramatic and emotional force from their deep roots in reality.






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ArtsBeat: Fame-Hating Lewis Carroll Letter Lands in Los Angeles

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:22
A Lewis Carroll letter lamenting attention from fans is bought by the University of Southern California.






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ArtsBeat: Remembering the Life and Work of Gabriel García Márquez

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:54
A look at The Times’s coverage of Gabriel García Márquez, who died on Thursday at 87.






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Inside the List

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:25
“The Opposite of Loneliness,” new on the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 11, is a collection of essays and stories by Marina Keegan, the 22-year-old writer who died in a car accident two years ago.






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‘The Gray Notebook,’ by Josep Pla

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:24
A Catalan writer held on to his 1918-19 diary for almost half a century, revising it and creating a portrait of the times.






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‘The Wives of Los Alamos,’ by TaraShea Nesbit

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:24
This novel imagines married life at a secret atomic testing facility in remote Los Alamos.






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‘The Tyranny of Experts,’ by William Easterly

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:23
The world’s poor have been betrayed by the technocrats in charge of global development, William Easterly says.






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‘Cycle of Lies’ and ‘Wheelmen’

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:23
Lance Armstrong and the win-at-all-costs world of pro cycling.






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‘Neanderthal Man,’ by Svante Paabo

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:22
In tracing ancient DNA, a paleogeneticist uncovered a relationship between Neanderthals and modern humans.






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‘Plato at the Googleplex,’ by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:22
A philosophical inquiry imagines Plato on an American book tour in the 21st century.






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Crime: Nevada Barr’s ‘Destroyer Angel,’ and More

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:21
In Nevada Barr’s Destroyer Angel,” the National Park Service ranger Anna Pigeon must revert to her animal nature to survive.






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‘Three Brothers,’ by Peter Ackroyd

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:19
This novel, set against the backdrop of 1960s London, abounds with political corruption and sexual scandal.






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‘No Book but the World,’ by Leah Hager Cohen

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:19
Raised by utopian parents, this novel’s brother and sister find it hard to navigate the world.






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‘Saint Monkey,’ by Jacinda Townsend

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:19
Two ambitious friends come of age in 1950s Kentucky, but a rift forms when one moves to Harlem.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:18
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:17
Paperback books of particular interest.






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The Shortlist: Susan Cheever’s ‘E. E. Cummings,’ and More

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:17
New books about Marianne Moore, E. E. Cummings, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and Tennyson.






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Open Book: From Fan Letter to Pen Pal

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:16
“Fare Forward” collects letters written by the experimental-fiction writer David Markson to a fan turned friend.






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Letters: Stevens v. Shakespeare

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:14
Readers react to a recent interview with John Paul Stevens and more.






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‘Asia’s Cauldron,’ by Robert D. Kaplan

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:00
As America’s influence in the Western Pacific diminishes, China’s power rises, along with the potential for geopolitical conflict.






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