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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:34
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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The Shortlist: Jan Morris's 'Ciao, Carpaccio!' and More

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:33
New books by Jan Morris, Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford, Philip Hook, and Sarah Thornton.
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Open Book: Caro Revisits ‘The Power Broker’

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:33
An edition of Robert A. Caro’s classic portrait of Robert Moses, annotated by the author, brought in $26,000 at a recent auction.
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Letters: Not-the-Basement Tapes

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:32
Readers respond to recent reviews of the audiobook edition of “Gravity’s Rainbow,” Jim Dwyer’s “More Awesome Than Money” and more.
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ArtsBeat: Auction of Neal Cassady’s Long-Lost Letter to Jack Kerouac Is Suspended

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:19
A 16,000-word letter that inspired Kerouac to rewrite “On the Road” is the subject of rival claims.






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Anjelica Huston: By the Book

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:00
The actor and author of the memoirs “A Story Lately Told” and “Watch Me” says she finds it hard to read books about acting: “I prefer doing it.”






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ArtsBeat: Publisher to Make a Change in Lena Dunham’s Book

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 17:33
In the digital and forthcoming physical editions of “Not That Kind of Girl,” Random House will clarify that the name given to a man involved in a disturbing sexual situation is a pseudonym.






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Bookends: What’s the Best Book, New or Old, You Read This Year?

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:00
All 15 Bookends columnists share their favorite reading experiences of 2014.






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Open Book: Bumper Crop

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 14:09
The 100 Notable Books of 2014 include women expanding the possibilities of nonfiction and nine debut fiction writers.






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New Collections From The New Republic, The Baffler and Others

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 21:04
Collections of writing from The New Republic, The Baffler, The Believer and n+1.






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Norman Lear’s ‘Even This I Get to Experience’

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:58
An autobiography by Norman Lear, the creator of “Maude,” “All in the Family” and many other TV series.






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Comics

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:06
“Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream,” “The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil,” and more.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: 10 Best Books of 2014

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:33
Editors from the Book Review discuss selecting the year’s best books.






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Perfect Harmony

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:33
In new design books, high and low live together peacefully.
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‘Time Out of Mind: The Lives of Bob Dylan,’ by Ian Bell

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:29
Geoff Dyer reviews the second volume of Ian Bell’s biography of Bob Dylan.
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Bookshelf: The Classics Reissued

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 14:13
New picture books include “The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night,” illustrated by Peter Spier.
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‘Wilde in America,’ by David M. Friedman

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
A cultural historian argues that Oscar Wilde was among the first to realize that celebrity could come before accomplishment.
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Sophia Loren's 'Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow,' and More

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
Memoirs by Roger Moore, Sophia Loren and Anjelica Huston are among the season’s books about movies.
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‘Yes Please,’ by Amy Poehler

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
A memoir by the comedian and sitcom star Amy Poehler.
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‘A Way of Living: The Art of Willem de Kooning,’ by Judith Zilczer

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
Lavish reproductions of work by Willem de Kooning, accompanied by research and historical anecdotes.
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