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Daniel Kehlmann’s ‘F’

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
Deserted by their enigmatic father, three brothers struggle to find themselves in Daniel Kehlmann’s tragicomedy.
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‘Florence Gordon,’ by Brian Morton

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
Brian Morton’s heroine is a feisty aging feminist.
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ArtsBeat: Seattle Sorts Library Books Faster than New York? Fuhgeddaboudit

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:08
New York’s library book sorter has proven itself superior to one in Washington state is a friendly competition this year.






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‘Lincoln and the Power of the Press,’ by Harold Holzer

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:50
Lincoln dealt shrewdly with the publishers and editors of politically powerful 19th-century newspapers.
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‘Gay Berlin,’ by Robert Beachy

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:50
From the mid-19th century through the 1930s, gay people were at home in Berlin.
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Peter ­Schneider’s ‘Berlin Now’ and Rory MacLean’s ‘Berlin’

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:50
Two books about Berlin, past and present, explore its dualities of sex and violence, freedom and fascism.
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Michel Faber’s ‘Book of Strange New Things’

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:14
In Michel Faber’s novel, a pastor heads off to take up a new ministry on another planet.
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Open Book: Born to Read

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:07
Bruce Springsteen has increasingly become the subject of popular and scholarly literature.
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Letters: ‘The Sense of Style’

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:06
Readers respond to recent reviews of Steven Pinker’s “The Sense of Style,” Ann Patchett’s “This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage” and more.
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Bruce Springsteen: By the Book

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:00
The musician and author of the new picture book “Outlaw Pete” likes reading about cosmology: “I find men and women struggling to answer the deepest questions we can ask freeing.”






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Best Illustrated Books

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:50
The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2014, with sample artwork from each.
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ArtsBeat: Have You Got Questions for Gillian Flynn or Cheryl Strayed?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:48
Let us know what you would ask these best-selling authors.






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ArtsBeat: Authors Auction Off Novelistic Naming Rights

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:33
Literary figures give readers a literal entree into their novels.






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Bookends: Have You Ever Had a Relationship End Because of a Book?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:00
Zoë Heller and Anna Holmes discuss the havoc books can wreak on relationships.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: James Risen’s ‘Pay Any Price’

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:28
Mr. Risen discusses his new book about the war on terror, and Lucy Worsley talks about “The Art of the English Murder.”






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ArtsBeat: Changing the Debate: Katha Pollitt Talks About ‘Pro’

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:25
Ms. Pollitt discusses her new book about the pro-choice side’s tactics in the abortion debate.






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Art and Outrage

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:02
New books that circumvent established norms and smash accepted verities to smithereens.
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Critic's Take: Art of Darkness

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:45
Must the revolutionary artist ignore the basic laws of decency that govern our world in order to transform that world?
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‘The Immortal Evening,’ by Stanley Plumly

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:44
Keats, Wordsworth and Lamb attend a famous dinner party.
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‘The Poet and the Vampyre,’ by Andrew McConnell Stott

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:44
An 1816 “ghost story” contest had lasting literary consequences.
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