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‘DDR Posters’ and ‘Beyond the Wall’

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
New books about propaganda posters and other items from the relatively short-lived German Democratic Republic.
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‘Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte,’ by Kate Williams

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
Kate Williams’s “Ambition and Desire” is the latest in a growing corpus of work about Josephine Bonaparte, Napoleon’s empress.
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‘The Sexual Night,’ by Pascal Quignard

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
A Freudian take on classic depictions of sexual imagery.
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Cal Peternell's 'Twelve Recipes,' and More

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
New cookbooks include Cal Peternell’s “Twelve Recipes,” Mark Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything Fast” and more.
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John Lanchester’s ‘How to Speak Money,’ and More

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
New books about the lingo of food and finance.
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Joe Perry's 'Rocks,' and More

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
New books by Joe Perry, George Clinton, Viv Albertine, Billy Idol and other music stars.
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The Shortlist: Maximillian Potter's 'Shadows in the Vineyard,' and More

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
New books by Maximillian Potter, William Bostwick, Piero Antinori and Heather Greene.
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‘Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe,’ by Philip Gefter

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:28
A biography of the photographer Sam Wagstaff.
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ArtsBeat: A Booker Prize Winner’s Latest Laurel: Bad Sex in Fiction Award

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 15:03
Despite fierce competition, Ben Okri wins the award, issued by The Literary Review, with a passage from “The Age of Magic.”






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Jan Morris: By the Book

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 09:00
The author, most recently, of “Ciao, Carpaccio!” recently found in her old copy of “Anna Karenina,” in an “evidently intoxicated scrawl,” the inscription “THIS IS THE BETS BOOK I HAVE EVER READ.”






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ArtsBeat: A First Edition Auction, With the Writers Nervously Looking On

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:39
The evening sale’s high price: Philip Roth’s annotated first edition of “American Pastoral” sold for $80,000.






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The 10 Best Books of 2014

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 04:00
The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.






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ArtsBeat: Art From the Old School

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 15:21
A panel including Jules Feiffer and Art Spiegelman talks about art and aging.






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Notable Children’s Books of 2014

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 06:00
The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s book editor of The New York Times Book Review.






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‘Stalin,’ by Stephen Kotkin

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:25
The first volume of a new biography argues that Stalin had social as well as organizational skills.






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Bookends: Which Writer’s Letters Are Most Worth Reading?

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:43
Dana Stevens on Emily Dickinson’s letters to “Master,” and Francine Prose on Kafka’s letters to Felice.






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100 Notable Books of 2014

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 04:00
The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.






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ArtsBeat: P.J. Harvey to Release a Book of Poetry

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:49
“The Hollow of the Hand,” with photographs by Seamus Murphy, is based on travels to Kosovo, Afghanistan and elsewhere.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Putin’s Kleptocracy’

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 18:01
Karen Dawisha discusses “Putin’s Kleptocracy,” and Stephen Kotkin talks about his new biography of Stalin.






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Inside the List

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 13:19
In “There Was a Little Girl,” No. 11 on the hardcover nonfiction list, Brooke Shields writes frankly and tenderly about her mother.






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