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Bookends: Should There Be a Minimum Age for Writing a Memoir?

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 08:45
Leslie Jamison and Benjamin Moser debate whether someone should reach a certain age before writing a memoir.







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‘God Is Not Here,’ by Bill Russell Edmonds

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:30
A former military adviser in Iraq struggles to adjust to postwar life after enduring the moral complexities of combat.







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‘Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker,’ by Thomas Kunkel

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:30
A biography of Joseph Mitchell attempts to explain one of literary history’s “greatest disappearing acts.”







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ArtsBeat: Report Highlights Threats to Cartoonists Worldwide

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:01
The Committee to Protect Journalists report highlights the governmental and nongovernmental perils that cartoonists face.







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Joseph J. Ellis: By the Book

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:32
The historian and author, most recently, of “The Quartet” keeps Plato, Kant, Hume, Locke and Nietzsche on his shelves. “Just looking over at them reminds me that once upon a time I was a very serious young man.”







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‘Women of Will’ and ‘Shakespeare and the Countess’

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 04:30
Were Shakespeare’s women characters shaped by his personal experience?







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‘The Daemon Knows,’ by Harold Bloom

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 04:30
“The Daemon Knows,” Harold Bloom’s newest work of oracular criticism, contains close readings of 12 writers, including Whitman, Melville, Emerson and Faulkner.







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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Welcome to Your Obsolescence

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 16:37
Barbara Ehrenreich discusses “Rise of the Robots” and “Shadow Work,” and Andrew Solomon talks about Oliver Sacks’s new memoir, “On the Move.”







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‘Voices in the Night,’ by Steven Millhauser

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:29
Ordinary lives are touched by myth in Steven Millhauser’s tales.







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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:28
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.







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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:23
Paperback books of particular interest.







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Inside the List

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:08
Bill Kreutzmann, the Grateful Dead drummer whose memoir is No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, once saw a scuba instructor ask Jerry Garcia for an autograph underwater.







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Crime: Walter Mosley’s ‘And Sometimes I Wonder About You,’ and More

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:07
Mosley breaks every rule in the private-detective-story stylebook in his new mystery.







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‘One Nation Under God,’ by Kevin M. Kruse

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:07
A historian considers how and why Americans make such a conspicuous display of their faith.







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‘The Subprimes,’ by Karl Taro Greenfeld

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:06
Debt and bad credit doom two families to a life of squatting.







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‘Housebreaking,’ by Dan Pope

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:06
A move to the suburbs sets off a spate of reckless behavior.







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‘The Enlightenment of Nina Findlay,’ by Andrea Gillies

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:22
A woman loves the men she grew up with and marries one.







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‘Odysseus Abroad,’ by Amit Chaudhuri

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:22
Strolling in London with his uncle offers a student an escape from loneliness.







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‘After the Tall Timber’ Collects Renata Adler’s Nonfiction

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:22
Over three decades of Renata Adler’s essays, criticism and long-form journalism.







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‘The Dig,’ a Novel by Cynan Jones

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:21
The fates of two men — a badger baiter and a grieving sheep farmer — converge in rural Wales.







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