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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:08 GMTA portrait of Walt Whitman, 1853 or 1854.A digital sleuth has discovered an anonymously published 1852 serial novel by the poet, which survived in only a single copy of an obscure newspaper.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:33:39 GMTCharles A. Lindbergh speaking at a 1941 rally of the isolationist “America First” movement at the Manhattan Center.In Philip Roth’s 2004 alternative history, Charles Lindbergh is in the White House, cozying up to the Third Reich.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:00:02 GMTMargaret Drabble’s “The Dark Flood Rises” is a fictional road trip through various forms of “senior living” in Britain.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:20:57 GMTSome of our favorite books by and about presidents from the past few decades.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:01 GMTGeorge SaundersThe author, most recently, of “Lincoln in the Bardo” on his favorite genre: “I love reading anything about gigantic animate blobs of molten iron who secretly long to be concert pianists.”
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:58:12 GMT“Good Day, Good Night,” a book by Margaret Wise Brown, will be published posthumously in October by HarperCollins.How a previously unpublished book by the children’s author Margaret Wise Brown is soon to make an appearance.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:26:17 GMTMark Billingham’s “Rush of Blood” is a savage satire about good friends whose special bond originated in murder.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:00:02 GMTJoyce Carol Oates tackles America’s abortion war in her new novel, “A Book of American Martyrs,” about the killing of a doctor and its aftermath.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:00:00 GMTJonathan Swift, circa 1800.In his new biography “Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel,” John Stubbs explores the complex life of the man who penned “Gulliver’s Travels.”
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:59:20 GMTLe Bouche à Oreille in Bourges, a small city in central France, was mistakenly added to a map of Michelin-starred restaurants.Le Bouche à Oreille, a modest restaurant in central France, got an accolade intended for a high-end restaurant of the same name.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:00:01 GMTIn “Almost Complete Poems,” his latest attempt to earn the title poet, Stanley Moss reflects on his life, talents and quest for spiritual strength.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:34:16 GMTMichael Novak at the American Enterprise Institute in 2003.A Roman Catholic social philosopher, Mr. Novak abandoned liberal politics to make the theological and moral case for capitalism in a series of books.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:24:14 GMTGaiman discusses “Norse Mythology”; Sarah Lyall talks about Ali Smith’s “Autumn”; and Nick Bilton on two new books about Silicon Valley.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:04:02 GMTSix new paperbacks to check out this week.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:25:05 GMTSheelah KolhatkarSheelah Kolhatkar, whose “Black Edge” traces the insider trading scandal at SAC Capital, is a former fund analyst herself.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:11:55 GMTReaders respond to recent reviews of “The New Brooklyn,” “The True Flag” and more.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:11:44 GMTClaude McKay in the 1920s.Claude McKay’s “lost” novel “Amiable With Big Teeth” is about a group of activists in Harlem during the 1930s.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:00:36 GMTThis new volume, labeled a work of fiction, provides a sharp-edged distillation of the themes that have preoccupied him throughout his career.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:41:20 GMTRivka GalchenRivka Galchen and Benjamin Moser discuss which classic books are commonly misunderstood.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:30:48 GMTA singer who breaks race barriers in the theater, a Mexican immigrant living on the edge of survival in an American city and more.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:37:19 GMTThe artist Emil Ferris, who overcame West Nile virus on her way to writing and drawing her first graphic novel, “My Favorite Thing Is Monsters.”Ms. Ferris, whom Art Spiegelman calls “one of the most important comics artists of our time,” has just published her first graphic novel.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:44:52 GMTIllustrations by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the Spanish neuroscientist, from the book “The Beautiful Brain.” From left: A diagram suggesting how the eyes might transmit a unified picture of the world to the brain; a purkinje neuron from the human cerebellum; and a diagram showing the flow of information through the hippocampus in the brain.The illustrations of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, are featured in the new book “The Beautiful Brain.”
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00:01 GMTAli Smith“Autumn,” Ali Smith’s Brexit novel, centers on an abiding May-December friendship.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT“Universal Harvester,” a new novel by the Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, subverts a horror movie premise to explore the landscape of grief.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00:00 GMTMy dad’s philosophy was that you don’t need money or plans, only a willingness to be present in the moment and to go where inspiration takes you.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:00:01 GMTPeter KimaniIn “Dance of the Jakaranda,” Peter Kimani explores Kenya’s colonial legacy through the story of the national railroad.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:29:47 GMTIrwin Stambler and his son Lyndon in an undated photo.Mr. Stambler wrote “The Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock and Soul,” a tome that established a standard for its breadth, accuracy and readability.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:40:21 GMTPatti SmithThis year’s festival, which runs from May 1-7 in New York, will feature 150 writers in events related to social justice, sexuality and politics.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:40:42 GMTSuggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:16:45 GMTFrom left, Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in “Big Little Lies.”This glossy HBO series set in California doesn’t focus on the mystery at its core but rather on women whose stories involve everyday angst.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:34:31 GMTThough many photos like this one exist of Marcel Proust, a professor believes he has found the only film footage of the French novelist.A professor has discovered a silent black-and-white movie from 1904 that just might show the French author descending church steps at a wedding.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:39:18 GMTMick Jagger performing in Oslo in 2014. A London publisher says he has a copy of a 75,000-word memoir in which the singer chronicles his early years in rock ’n’ roll.The work was written decades ago by the Rolling Stones frontman, John Blake said, but the band’s management team would not let him publish it.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:01 GMTIn Macy Halford’s “My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir,” Halford’s love of Oswald Chambers’s classic evangelical text prompts a closer look at her own life.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:30:13 GMTJoan Juliet Buck in her office in the basement of a library in Rhinecliff, N.Y. The former editor of Vogue Paris has just written a memoir, “The Price of Illusion.”The longtime fashion editor has written a memoir, wherein she examines her glamorous, Hollywood-tinged childhood and a checkered career at Condé Nast.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:46:15 GMTYuval Noah Harari’s “Sapiens,” from 2015, looked at mankind’s history up to the present. His new work is subtitled “A Brief History of Tomorrow.”
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:46:52 GMTA worker stocking shelves at Word in Jersey City, one of many bookstores that have embraced the protest movement against President Trump.Independent shops have become magnets for a growing movement, with some taking a protest role beyond deciding what titles to display.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:17:06 GMTThe author Philip Pullman in Oxford, England, last month.The novel, which features a heroine of the series “His Dark Materials,” examines the struggle between totalitarian despots and those who believe in free thought and speech.