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"Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side."

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist


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‘They Eat ­Horses, Don’t They?’ by Piu Marie Eatwell 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:47 GMT 
    Debunking the myths and stereotypes about France.

‘The Sacrifice,’ by Joyce Carol Oates 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:47 GMT 
    In Joyce Carol Oates’s novel, a teenage girl is the alleged victim of a brutal rape.

‘The Girl From Human Street,’ by Roger Cohen 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:46 GMT 
    From Lithuania to South Africa, England, America and Israel, a journalist chronicles his family’s story of repeated upheaval.

‘The Girl on the Train,’ by Paula Hawkins 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:45 GMT 
    A psychological thriller of intersecting lives and betrayals.

Letters: ‘Among the Disrupted’ 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:44 GMT 
    Readers respond to a recent essay by Leon Wieseltier.

Crime: Tom Cooper’s ‘The Marauders,’ and More 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:34 GMT 
    Every last one of the gaudy characters in Tom Cooper’s first novel, “The Marauders,” has a story to tell about life on the Gulf Coast.

‘A Theory of the Drone,’ by Grégoire Chamayou 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:34 GMT 
    A French philosopher asks what drones mean for the moral basis of war.

Jenny Uglow’s ‘In These Times’ 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:34 GMT 
    Jenny Uglow’s multifaceted history of the British home front during the Napoleonic wars.

‘Hall of Small Mammals,’ by Thomas Pierce 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:34 GMT 
    The characters of Thomas Pierce’s stories inhabit a strange world where reality meets irreality.

‘Only One Thing Can Save Us,’ by Thomas Geoghegan 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:34 GMT 
    How the labor movement could survive and thrive.

ArtsBeat: Anne Enright Is Ireland’s First Fiction Laureate 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:28:14 GMT 
    The novelist Anne Enright is the first person chosen as fiction laureate for Ireland.

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