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The Shortlist: Elmore Leonard Novels From Library of America and More

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:56
New books include four Elmore Leonard novels from the Library of America, a collection of Donald Westlake’s nonfiction and more.






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ArtsBeat: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Publish a Novel About Sherlock Holmes’s Brother Mycroft

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 16:12
Mr. Abdul-Jabbar will release his first novel this fall: “Mycroft Holmes,” starring Sherlock Holmes’ brainy older brother.






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ArtsBeat: Yale Library Acquires Paula Vogel Archive

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 13:17
Ms. Vogel’s archive will join those of other playwrights, including Eugene O’Neill and Thornton Wilder, in the Yale Collection of American Literature.






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ArtsBeat: How to Design an Indian Classic

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 12:49
Up close with the color and the type for Harvard University Press’s Murty Classical Library of India.






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Essay: Among the Disrupted

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:27
Leon Wieseltier on the state of culture in the digital age.






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‘America’s Bitter Pill,’ by Steven Brill

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:48
Zephyr Teachout reviews Steven Brill’s new book, a guide to the maze of issues in American health care and health care reform.






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Rachel Cusk’s ‘Outline’

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:00
The British memoirist and novelist Rachel Cusk “skews the boundary between autobiography and fiction.”






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By the Book: Miranda July: By the Book

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:30
The director, screenwriter, actor, artist and author, most recently, of “The First Bad Man,” can’t stand Garfield. “That dumb man and his dumb, mean cat have gotten more of our attention than they deserve.”






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Bookends: Why Do We Hate Cliché?

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:00
Rivka Galchen and Leslie Jamison discuss why we react so strongly against clichés.






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ArtsBeat: Proulx Says She Regrets ‘Brokeback Mountain’

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:21
“I wish I’d never written the story,” Annie Proulx says of “Brokeback Mountain.”






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ArtsBeat: Leon Wieseltier Joins The Atlantic

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 14:19
Mr. Wieseltier will join The Atlantic as a contributing editor and critic.






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