Tag: Books and Literature

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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...

A painting of a snowman holding a rocket launcher in the window at the Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association's office
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Proust Fans Eagerly Await Trove of Letters Going Online

Proust wrote thousands of letters, but the project, led by Illinois, will focus on about 200 letters that...

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Profile: Tattoos, Bieber, Black Lives Matter and Jesus

“The way I try to preach is the way I tried to write this book,” Mr. Lentz said,...

From left Scarlett, 5 Alex, Nathaniel, 6, Rena and Iris 23-months
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Book News: A Batch of Letters by Harper Lee Come Up for Auction

In one letter from 2008, she discusses the frustrations of aging and her declining faculties, writing, “I haven’t...

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Books of The Times: John Grisham Prosecutes For-Profit Law Schools in ‘The Rooster Bar’

Gordy, a friend of the three law students, has pasted all these company names, plus pictures and connecting...

From left Scarlett, 5 Alex, Nathaniel, 6, Rena and Iris 23-months
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So Where Are the New J.D. Salinger Books We Were Promised?

But it is almost 2018 and no books have been released. So where are they? “Yeah, what came...

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Books of The Times: ‘The State of Affairs’ Examines Our Cheating Hearts

In “The State of Affairs,” Perel delves into cheating, asking the usual questions (Why did it happen? How...

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Books of The Times: ‘Sticky Fingers’ Captures Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner and the Culture He Helped Create

Here was the egotistical fanboy who had “legitimized and mainstreamed” the counterculture in the 1960s and early ’70s....

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profile: Is Anna Faris Unqualified?

“At first, I was really nervous about the idea of the book coming out and coinciding with these...