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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:00:28 GMTIn this love letter to the Bard’s “swag-bellied omnivorous cornucopia of appetites,” Harold Bloom argues for Falstaff as one of literature’s vital forces.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:24 GMTNaeem Hayat and Tom Lawrence as Hamlet and Laertes at the Odeon Amphitheatre in Amman, Jordan.To celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, London’s Globe Theater performed “Hamlet” in 190 countries. Dominic Dromgoole looks back on the run in “Hamlet Globe to Globe.”
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:00:01 GMTJohn WatersThe film director and author of “Make Trouble” says that when a publisher asked him for a blurb for “Transit,” he sent back, “Rachel Cusk is too smart for her own good.”
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:23:46 GMTE.B. Sledge, right, with Hao Ching Foo, a houseman for Sledge’s platoon, in Beijing in 1945.E.B. Sledge recorded his wartime experiences as they happened on slips of paper he tucked into a Bible. They became the basis for a timeless memoir.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:01:18 GMTWith books on orgasm equality, sexual freedom and C.E.O.-style marriage prioritizing, loveologists offer new takes on hooking up and settling down.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:38:01 GMTIn “This Fight Is Our Fight,” Elizabeth Warren offers a manifesto for the Democratic resistance to President Trump.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:35:16 GMTDominic Dromgoole talks about “Hamlet Globe to Globe”; and Judith Newman discusses new books about sex and relationships.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:38:19 GMTSuggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:58:49 GMTBecause they’re blank.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:30:38 GMTThese five poems exemplify how American poets are using their art to rage against the right.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:27:34 GMTAmanda Palmer at a poetry reading at Lincoln Center in Manhattan on Wednesday, where the stage banter was often political.Like virtually everything else in the Trump era, poetry has gotten sharply political these days.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:38:56 GMTThe opening pages of Shakespeare’s First Folio. The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., is holding a contest to create a “modern canon” of companion pieces to his plays.The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., is holding a contest to create a “modern canon” of 38 companion pieces to Shakespeare’s plays.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:20:57 GMTElizabeth Warren, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, has written a new book full of behind-the-scenes anecdotes showing why our system works so well for the rich and powerful.In a new book, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts takes Wells Fargo to task, along with the system that let it get away with account fraud.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:46:24 GMTAnne HillermanSince Tony Hillerman’s death in 2008, his daughter Anne has written three new novels starring his characters. “Song of the Lion” is the latest.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:28:49 GMTA cat is rescued.Hilda Kean’s “The Great Cat and Dog Massacre” looks at the fate of hundreds of thousands of England’s pets during World War II.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:51:45 GMTIn “Letters to a Young Writer,” Colum McCann hopes to inspire people, and to “save them a little time and heartbreak.”
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:24 GMTChristopher KnightMichael Finkel’s “The Stranger in the Woods” introduces readers to an unlikely young hermit who lived in the Maine woods for 27 years.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMTReaders respond to the criticism of authors, perpetuated myths and more.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:00:21 GMTBanner of the Secession Convention.Paul Starobin’s “Madness Rules the Hour” explains how secessionists in Charleston sought to dismantle the Union years before the Civil War.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:00:21 GMTJane BowlesA new collection introduces Jane Bowles’s crooked, sui generis prose to a new generation.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:00:22 GMTLouis Kahn in the Yale University Art Gallery.Wendy Lesser’s “You Say to Brick” details how Louis Kahn’s designs helped lift the architectural profession out of its functionalist, modernist rut.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:00:22 GMTSarah MossThe pioneering female doctor in Sarah Moss’s novel “Signs for Lost Children” attends to the women in an asylum, not her long-distance marriage.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:00:32 GMTLaurie Anderson, 69, this month at her home in New York. Ms. Anderson recalled that when she moved to the city in the 1960s, “I was going to go to a dark and dangerous place that was going to be really unpredictable.”From performances for “six people in a loft” to “O Superman,” MTV fame, and her time with Lou Reed, the artist reflects on her many years in New York.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:00:28 GMTSpeculators gather at the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 24, 1929.Charles R. Morris’s “A Rabble of Dead Money” looks beyond Wall Street to the global roots of the Great Depression.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:00:27 GMTDaniel MagarielAfter a divorce, two sons are happy to live with their father in Daniel Magariel’s “One of the Boys.” Then they learn about his crack addiction.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:00:27 GMTPajtim StatovciIn “My Cat Yugoslavia,” a strange and haunting debut by Pajtim Statovci, an exiled mother and son refuse to surrender their dreams.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:00:16 GMTOmar El Akkad’s “American War” is a disturbingly plausible tale of a future America torn asunder by its own political and tribal affiliations.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:00:13 GMTSix new paperbacks to check out this week.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:40:01 GMTThe Israeli author Amos Oz is one of six writers on the shortlist for this year’s Man Booker International Prize.Six books, including “Judas” by Amos Oz and “Compass” by Mathias Énard, were shortlisted for the prize, which honors works translated into English.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:00:27 GMTDr. Steven Hatch carries a patient to the high-risk ward at Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit, Liberia, October 2014.Steven Hatch recounts his experience as an American doctor at an Ebola treatment unit in rural Liberia in the new memoir “Inferno.”
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:09:43 GMTAmy Goldstein chronicles in vivid, sophisticated detail the evisceration of life in a Wisconsin town after the loss of its major employer.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:05:02 GMTThree short books on tyranny, the First Amendment and Wall Street approach substantial topics in slim volumes.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:49:01 GMTD.J. Taylor’s clever and timely work contends that the world would be a poorer place without a bit of insolence and ostentation.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:00:23 GMTIn a complex world, people fail to realize just how ignorant they are. In “The Knowledge Illusion,” Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach tell them.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:50:01 GMTIn this installment of Match Book, a woman seeks a work of fiction that will unite her “disparate group of avid readers,” also known as her children.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:14 GMTJulie BuntinIn Julie Buntin’s first novel, “Marlena,” the past and present overlap in a portrait of an electric friendship cut short.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:54:24 GMTJonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’s account of the 2016 presidential election depicts a dysfunctional Clinton campaign and the many mistakes it made.