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Books of The Times: ‘The Revenge of Analog’: See It. Feel It. Touch It. (Don’t Click)

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:38:19 GMT

David Sax asserts that analog isn’t going anywhere, but is, in fact, experiencing a bracing revival. And it’s not just a case of nostalgia.


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Nonfiction: From Michael Lewis, the Story of Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About the Way We Think

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:00:02 GMT

Michael LewisIn “The Undoing Project,” Michael Lewis tells the story of the friendship and work of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, and how they changed our understanding of human rationality.


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Books of The Times: ‘How to Speak Midwestern,’ a Heartland Dialect Guide

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:38:25 GMT

Edward McClelland’s book offers a sweeping consideration of forces that shaped the speech of Yinzers, Baja Minnesotans, Michiganders and their neighbors.


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100 Notable Books of 2016

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 22:41:26 GMT

The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.


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Nonfiction: Pondering Our Mad Futures With the British Columnist Caitlin Moran

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:00:01 GMT

Caitlin Moran“Moranifesto” is a collection of columns by Caitlin Moran, one of Britain’s most recognizable print and broadcast personalities.


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From Michael Lewis, a Portrait of the Men Who Shaped ‘Moneyball’

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:21:47 GMT

Michael Lewis, author of the best seller “Moneyball,” chronicles an unusual partnership of ideas in his forthcoming book, “The Undoing Project.”The best-selling author studied the work of two psychologists and chronicled their unusual partnership of ideas in the book “The Undoing Project.”


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Books of The Times: Review: Michael Lewis on Two Well Matched (but Finally Mismatched) Men

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:57:59 GMT

Michael Lewis“The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds” looks at the groundbreaking collaboration between the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky.


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Pursuits: Ann Patchett’s Guide for Bookstore Pilgrims

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:03 GMT

Ann Patchett at her bookstore, Parnassus Books, in Nashville, with one of her shop dogs.If bookstores are a must on your travel itinerary, Ann Patchett has a road map for you.


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Bob Dylan Speech Will Be Read at the Nobel Prize Ceremonies

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:16:33 GMT

Bob Dylan at the White House in 2012, where he was presented with a Medal of Freedom.The musician Patti Smith will perform a song by Mr. Dylan, who will not be attending the ceremony to receive his Nobel Prize for literature.


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Turkey’s Crackdown Curiously Spares the Literary World

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:15:15 GMT

Signs showing the imprisoned Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan at a protest against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey in November in Cologne, Germany. Ms. Erdogan is facing life in prison not for her books but for work with a Kurdish newspaper.Journalists, teachers, lawyers and intellectuals have been jailed and thrown out of work, but book authors have been largely untouched.


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Night Out: Anne Rice Finds Inspiration Amid Taxidermied Animals

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:03:32 GMT

Anne Rice gazes at taxdermied animals at the the Museum of Morbid Anatomy in Brooklyn.On the eve of her latest book release, the author of “Interview With the Vampire” examined taxidermied animals at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn.


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Roundup: The Season’s Best New Graphic Novels

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:37:32 GMT

From Tom Gauld’s “Mooncop”New graphic novels include the Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner’s astonishing cartoon treatise “Soft City,” which has finally arrived in the United States.


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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: 100 Notable Books of 2016

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:31:17 GMT

Editors at the Book Review discuss this year’s 100 Notable Books; Ronald H. Fritze talks about “Egyptomania”; and Matthew Schneier discusses “Vanity Fair’s Writers on Writers.”


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Nonfiction: Women of Thrones

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:10:39 GMT

Clockwise from top left: Jeanne d’Albret of Navarre; Katherine of Aragon; Mary, Queen of Scots; and Elizabeth I.Sarah Gristwood’s group portrait of the 16th century’s ruling women, “Game of Queens.”


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Crime: The 10 Best Crime Novels of 2016

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:01:08 GMT

The Book Review’s Crime columnist chooses her favorite books from the past year.


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Otherworldly: The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:59:11 GMT

Two space colonies fall into confrontation amid a refugee crisis; in an alternate steampunk history, King Leopold’s minions are driven from the Congo; and a vampire gang war rages in Mexico City.


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Paperback Row

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:56:42 GMT

Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.


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Nonfiction: 400 Years of Jerusalem Culture

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:45:13 GMT

A choir book depiction of the prophet Isaiah outside Jerusalem.“Jerusalem, 1000-1400,” edited by Barbara Drake Boehm and Melanie Holcomb, accompanies a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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Nonfiction: Dada and Beyond: The Many Artistic Lives of Francis Picabia

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:45:11 GMT

“Udnie (Young American Girl; Dance)”“Francis Picabia” attempts to chart a zigzag career that made up in energy what it lacked in depth of exploration.


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Nonfiction: A New Memoir by Robbie Robertson

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:45:11 GMT

Early days with Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks.“Testimony,” a memoir by Robbie Robertson, ends where “The Last Waltz” ends, with the Band disbanding.


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Nonfiction: Meeting the Greats in ‘Vanity Fair’s Writers on Writers’

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:45:03 GMT

James BaldwinThis anthology, edited by Graydon Carter, collects some of the magazine’s best writing about notable authors.


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Nonfiction: An Artist’s Lesson on How to Appreciate Art

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:44:54 GMT

In “How to See,” David Salle aims to help the reader make sense of the sometimes perplexing world of contemporary art.



Nonfiction: David Hockney: A Book of Paintings and ‘A History of Pictures’

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:44:02 GMT

David HockneyA catalog of Hockney’s work and “A History of Pictures,” a lavishly illustrated dialogue between the artist and the art critic Martin Gayford.


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Nonfiction: Arctic Folly: In Search of a Place That Doesn’t Exist

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:36:13 GMT

The Inuit guide Ittukusuk and Donald MacMillan on the hunt for Crocker Land.David Welky’s “A Wretched and Precarious Situation” tells the rather less epic story of the Crocker Land expedition.


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Nonfiction: Marina Abramovic: What’s Art Without Danger?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:27:04 GMT

Marina Abramovic performing her piece “The House With the Ocean View” in 2002.Marina Abramovic’s engrossing “Walk Through Walls” makes us realize how partial our knowledge about the artist and her work was.


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Nonfiction: A Look at J. M. W. Turner, Master of Landscapes and Networking

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:18:03 GMT

Turner’s “War. The Exile and the Rock Limpet,” first exhibited in 1842, shows Napoleon on St. Helena.Franny Moyle’s “Turner” provides a clear picture of the very unclear life of this inventive artist.


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Nonfiction: Name Those Tunes: David Hajdu’s Pop Music Memories

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:11:37 GMT

Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West perform “FourFiveSeconds” at the 2015 Grammys.In “Love for Sale,” David Hajdu traces the history of pop music with the friendly authority of a favorite teacher.


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Nonfiction: Two New Books Shed Light on the Kennedy Mystique

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:53:45 GMT

From top: Entering Dealey Plaza; Kennedy and Connally, wounded, begin to slump; Jackie Kennedy appears to embrace her husband; Jackie climbs out of the back seat of the limousine.“Twenty-Six Seconds,” by Alexandra Zapruder, and “JFK and the Masculine Mystique,” by Steven Watts are more instructive about our own era than Kennedy’s.


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Nonfiction: Great Fictional Worlds From the Past 2,000 Years

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:56:10 GMT

Yevgeny Zamyatin’s “We” (1924) is set in an urban dystopia.“Literary Wonderlands,” edited by Laura Miller, is a compendium of fantastic worlds that exist only in the imagination.


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Nonfiction: The Story of Claude Monet’s Water-Lily Masterworks

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:46:17 GMT

A blue-hued blur of water and plants and reflections of clouds: Monet in his studio in 1920.Ross King’s “Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies” is an engaging and authoritative portrait of the aged artist and his travails.


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The Shortlist: Reading and Writing

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:41:14 GMT

New books about the art of storytelling, the writing life, reading and the literary origins of the financial crisis.


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