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"Who knows why we live, and struggle, and die?... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom."

—Alan Stewart Paton (1903-88) South African writer, noted for novels Cry, the Beloved Country

 

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Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘A Little Life’ 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:33:11 GMT 
    In Hanya Yanagihara’s novel, four friends from college grapple with adulthood in New York.


T Magazine: Alex Garland’s Sci-Fi Faves 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:32:10 GMT 
    Here, the screenwriter of “28 Days Later,” “Never Let Me Go” and “Dredd” on his five favorite genre offerings.








Books of The Times: Review: ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’ Delves Into Infamy in the Age of Social Media 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:46:01 GMT 
    Jon Ronson examines public missteps and the revenge they attracted, trying to grasp some sense of proportion between the two, or at least figure out the rules of the game.








Books of The Times: Review: ‘The American People, Volume 1’ by Larry Kramer Retells History With Passion 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:34:38 GMT 
    Many histories of gay men in America begin with the Stonewall riots, but Mr. Kramer’s novel rewinds to prehistoric monkeys swapping viruses in the jungle.








Tomas Transtromer, Swedish Poet Who Won Nobel, Dies at 83 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:58:39 GMT 
    Mr. Transtromer was known for his spare yet evocative imagery and his explorations of identity.
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