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"The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all."

—Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire (1694-1778) French philosopher, writer, Candide

 

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New Books From Louisa Hall, Christian Kracht, Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Others 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:22:17 GMT 
    Other offerings include a reissue of Linda Rosenkrantz’s “Talk” from 1968 and Ted Kosmatka’s third novel, which is kick-started by quantum physics.











Books of The Times: Review: In ‘The Speechwriter,’ Barton Swaim Shares Tales of Working for Mark Sanford 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:00:11 GMT 
    Mr. Swaim recalls a thankless job, a tough boss and a dysfunctional office during a period of scandal in South Carolina.











ArtsBeat: Marilynne Robinson and Anne Tyler Among Booker Prize Nominees 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:50:32 GMT 
    There were five American writers among the 13 nominees for the literary award.











Ann Rule, 83, Dies: Wrote About Ted Bundy (a Friend) and Other Killers 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:46:05 GMT 
    Ms. Rule’s first book, “The Stranger Beside Me,” the 1980 study of the serial killer Ted Bundy, became an instant top seller.











Room for Debate: Beyond Green Eggs and Ham 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:09:47 GMT 
    Dr. Seuss still gets a lot of attention but what other young children's books and authors deserve attention?











‘The Dying Grass,’ by William T. Vollmann 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    William T. Vollmann’s novel looks to the 1870s as westward expansion ignites the Nez Percé War.











Jason Segel Makes a Career U-Turn as David Foster Wallace in ‘The End of the Tour’ 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:02:02 GMT 
    Early on, the actor was widely derided for taking the role of the author of “Infinite Jest.” Then the film appeared, and the tide turned.











A Prize for the Books That Capture Brooklyn’s Spirit, Whatever That May Be 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:59:01 GMT 
    The Brooklyn Public Library will recognize fiction and nonfiction from the past year that speak to the themes of Brooklyn’s values.











Bookends: Who Should Be Kicked Out of the Canon? 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:01 GMT 
    James Parker and Francine Prose discuss which writers should be ejected from the literary canon.











Books of The Times: Review: ‘Let Me Tell You’ Collects Early Works by Shirley Jackson 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:00:02 GMT 
    This book, put together by two of Ms. Jackson’s children, contains stories, many of them previously unpublished, as well as essays, reviews and light humor pieces.











‘The Conservative Heart,’ by Arthur C. Brooks 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    Arthur C. Brooks says Republicans should revise their rhetoric and speak in moral terms.











‘Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War,’ by Susan Southard 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    What happened in Nagasaki after the second atomic bomb.











Chenjerai Hove, Chronicler of Zimbabwean Struggles, Dies at 59 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:23:02 GMT 
    The plight of Mr. Hove’s home country comes through in his poems and novels.











T Magazine: The 10 Books Carrie Brownstein Couldn’t Live Without 
  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:37:46 GMT 
    The actress (and Sleater-Kinney guitarist) shares the books she’d want with her on a desert island: Capote, Woolf and a little Didion.











Books of The Times: Review: Kristen Green’s ‘Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County’ 
  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:42:52 GMT 
    Ms. Green’s book is a history of the racial struggles in the 1950s and ’60s of one Virginia community, which closed its public schools rather than integrate them.









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