Tag: Books and Literature

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Books of The Times: A Gentler Jack Reacher Emerges in Lee Child’s Latest Novel

Child excels at taking a seemingly small matter like this and going from zero to 60 with it....

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Newsbook: What to Read in the Face of Trauma

Mere days after the truck attack in Manhattan that killed eight people on Halloween, a man opened fire...

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David Hallberg’s Tell All (About His Own Psyche)

He did, thanks to a 14-month stint with the physical therapy team at the Australian Ballet in Melbourne....

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Books of The Times: In Alan Bennett’s Diaries, Life’s Pleasures Alongside Civic Outrage

Surely no British institution has made quite such a habit of refusal. Over the years he has declined...

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Éric Vuillard Wins Goncourt Prize for Work on Hitler’s Rise

Photo Éric Vuillard, center, won the Prix Goncourt, the top literary honor in France, for “L’Ordre du Jour”...

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Show Us Your Wall: Forsaking the Punk Clubs of His Youth for a Well-Stocked Library

Photo “I worship books,” says the former punk rocker Richard Hell, 68, in his New York apartment. “They...

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Profile: A Novelist Confronts the Complex Relationship Between Japan and Korea

The migrants, whose story Ms. Lee tells in “Pachinko,” congregated in slums and performed mostly low-paid labor. Discrimination...

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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Miami During the Cocaine Boom

Photo Credit Patricia Wall/The New York Times For anyone who lived through the 1980s, the television series “Miami...

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Jane Juska, 84, Who Drew Notice Writing of Late-Life Sex, Dies

Ms. Juska, who wrote two other books, died on Oct. 24 in Chico, Calif. She was 84. Her...

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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...