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—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German writer, scientist, master of poetry, drama and novel

 

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Paperback Row 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:49:33 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.


The Shortlist: Jessie Burton's 'The Miniaturist' and More 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:35:21 GMT 
    New books by Jessie Burton, Alix Christie, Rosie Thomas and Katy Simpson Smith.


Louise Glück's 'Faithful and Virtuous Night' 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:26:31 GMT 
    Many of the poems in Louise Glück’s collection feature an aging painter confronting his own mortality.


Damon Galgut's 'Arctic Summer' 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:56:35 GMT 
    Based on the life of E. M. Forster, this novel traces a struggle for liberation both on and off the page.


'The Undertaking,' by Audrey Magee 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:51:55 GMT 
    A first novel set in World War II Germany.


'Consumed,' by David Cronenberg 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:48:26 GMT 
    David Cronenberg’s debut novel centers on two journalists and their fascination with scandal and social media.


Open Book: Disquiet on the Set 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:43:23 GMT 
    In “Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed,” the filmmaker talks about his notoriously volatile relationship with the actor Klaus Kinski, among many other subjects.


Inside the List 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:42:53 GMT 
    Caitlin Doughty, whose “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” is No. 14 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is a young undertaker who has made it her mission to demystify death and promote a D.I.Y. approach to funerals.


'My Two Italies,' by Joseph Luzzi 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:42:00 GMT 
    A son of Italian immigrants on his relationship with the ancestral homeland.


'Island of a Thousand Mirrors,' by Nayomi Munaweera 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:41:35 GMT 
    Two families find themselves on opposite sides of Sri Lanka’s civil war in this debut novel.
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