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In “Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays,” Cynthia Ozick longs for the re-establishment of a literary culture as profound as the one that reigned at midcentury.
In “The Nordic Theory of Everything,” the Finnish journalist Anu Partanen maintains that life is better in her native land.
New books include “Putting God Second” and “Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto.”
Technically diverse artists have taken up the challenge of freshly interpreting “Ulysses” to make it more accessible to a wider audience.
Celebrities (and Stanley Fish) hold forth on health, happiness and winning arguments.
Just in time for the return of “Cats” to Broadway, a new picture book series features T.S. Eliot’s many-lived creatures.
Lionel Shriver’s novel “The Mandibles” is a searing example of a new genre that could be called dystopian finance fiction.
Time and again, Jean Edward Smith argues, Bush failed to meet the challenges of his office.
David Goldblatt’s “The Games” recalls unflattering aspects of the Olympics long before doping and gender testing.
Moira Weigel discusses two new biographies of Brown; and Juliet Nicolson talks about “A House Full of Daughters.”
“The deal was 30,000 words in 30 days,” Donald G. McNeil Jr. said of his new book, “Zika: The Emerging Epidemic.”
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Readers respond to a recent work of fiction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and more.
Julian Fellowes’s “Belgravia” devises a story of two families, one aristocratic, the other aspiring.
“Seinfeldia,” No. 13 on the hardcover nonfiction list, goes behind the scenes of the groundbreaking sitcom about nothing.
Three picture books approach family trips with humor and imagination.
Jessi Klein talks about her new book of essays, and Antonio García Martinez discusses “Chaos Monkeys.”
Larry Tye’s new biography of Robert Kennedy examines a career cut short.
A young black journalist both narrates and interrogates his coming-of-age.