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‘The Complete Stories,’ by Clarice Lispector 
  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:00:02 GMT 
    Clarice Lispector’s “Complete Stories” is proof that she was one of the true originals of Latin American literature.











‘Let Me Tell You,’ by Shirley Jackson 
  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    A new collection of work by Shirley Jackson includes short stories, humorous bits of family memoir, and essays and talks, many of them in print for the first time.











Books of The Times: Review: Jane Urquhart’s ‘The Night Stages,’ a Novel of Melancholy and Missed Chances 
  Sun, 26 Jul 2015 20:41:31 GMT 
    The latest novel by this Canadian writer consists of three narratives, linked by a single night that an Englishwoman named Tamara spends in a Canadian airport around 1960.











Bookshelf: Bookshelf: Gilded-Age Version of Monopoly in New York 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:53:33 GMT 
    A review of a board game about Manhattan real estate in the early 20th century; an index of exotic foods; the story of the craft spirits boom in New York State; and anecdotes from Elaine’s, the former Upper East Side eatery.











ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Dr. Seuss’ ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:48:21 GMT 
    Maria Russo and Alexandra Alter discuss Dr. Seuss, and Jill Ciment talks about “The Hand That Feeds You.”









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