Tag: Books and Literature

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American Beauties: A Chronicle of Homelessness Is Also an Offbeat Hymn to Life

Eighner became homeless, in his late 30s, the way a sinkhole devours a pickup truck: slowly, then all...

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Linda Nochlin, 86, Groundbreaking Feminist Art Historian, Is Dead

Her inquiry provided several generations of art historians, critics and artists alike with new tools with which to...

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Books of The Times: Walter Isaacson’s ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Is the Portrait of a Real Renaissance Man

As an art historian, Isaacson falls prey to the excesses of the profession, adopting the oracular tone of...

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Books of The Times: Vivian Maier, Through a Clearer Lens

But stories — like snapshots — are shaped by people, and for particular purposes. There’s always an angle....

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Newsbook: Listen at Your Own Peril: 3 Chilling Audiobooks for Halloween

It is somehow more eerie to hear a person narrate the impending doom in a horror story than...

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Books News: Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Photo Credit Ron Frehm/Associated Press.. Recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature inevitably see renewed interest in their...

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Books of The Times: ‘Poet in Spain’ Offers New Translations of Lorca’s Soulful Work

He evoked duende perhaps most fully in his “Gypsy Ballads,” published in 1928. It’s a canonical book in...

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Reading by the Numbers: When Big Data Meets Literature

It’s a question that draws heated answers. Digital humanities has been accused of fetishizing science, of acting as...

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The Book Crunchers

Advertisement The Stanford Literary Lab, founded in 2010 by Franco Moretti and Matthew Jockers, uses computer analysis to...

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Newsbook: In Time for Halloween, 3 Books on Monsters, Ghosts and Fear

With Halloween approaching, here are 3 books on the symbols, traditions and lore surrounding the spooky holiday. Photo...