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Paul Beatty Wins Man Booker Prize With ‘The Sellout’

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:52:47 GMT

Mr. Beatty, the first American to capture the prestigious British award, wrote “The Sellout,” a scathing satire about race in America.

A Scene Right Out of Philip Roth: His Books Come Home to Newark’s Library

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:38:50 GMT

Philip Roth revisiting areas where he grew up in Newark.When Mr. Roth’s books are moved to a refurbished space in the Newark Public Library, they will be shelved using the same system he created at home.

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Books of The Times: Review: ‘Turner,’ a Portrait of a Most Dazzling and Disagreeable Artist

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:25:26 GMT

A self-portrait by J.M.W. Turner (circa 1790). Franny Moyle’s ambitious biography depicts J.M.W. Turner’s talent, work ethic and self-involvement in detail but with little style or warmth.

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Paul Beatty, Author of ‘The Sellout,’ on Finding Humor in Issues of Race

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:44:27 GMT

Paul Beatty, the author of “The Sellout.”Mr. Beatty’s satirical take on race spares no person or piety.

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Nonfiction: New True-Crime Books for Fall

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:02 GMT

In this season’s true crime books, mysteries set in Indianapolis; Austin, Tex.; Louisiana; and elsewhere.

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Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life,’ Fear Drives a Master of Suspense

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:41:10 GMT

The latest biography by Peter Ackroyd examines what lurks behind the film director’s obsession with order and control.

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Nonfiction: Six Centuries of Madness: An Asylum’s History

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:02 GMT

Bedlam drawn by Jonathan Swift, 1704.“This Way Madness Lies,” Mike Jay’s history of the asylum Bedlam, tracks attitudes toward mental illness.

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Too Good to Be Ignored: Women Who Reached the Top in Sports

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:28:37 GMT

Molly Schiot, whose new book is “Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History.”A new book, “Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History,” looks at women who overcame tremendous obstacles.

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Paul Beatty Speaks After Man Booker Prize Win

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 03:06:20 GMT

The author’s novel “The Sellout” was the first book by an American to receive the British award.

Lucia Perillo, Whose Illness Shaped Her Poetry, Dies at 58

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:25:17 GMT

The poet Lucia Perillo learned she had multiple sclerosis when she was 30.When asked about her multiple sclerosis, Ms. Perillo, who wrote piercingly about mortality, said: “I don’t battle M.S. I relent to its humiliations.”

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12 Books to Read in Your 20s

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:53:10 GMT

Five novels, five books of nonfiction and two graphic memoirs to read before you hit 30.

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Bookends: Is It Harder to Write Humorously Than It Is to Write Seriously?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:00:01 GMT

James ParkerJames Parker and Rivka Galchen discuss the difficulty in writing funny.

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New Oxford Shakespeare Edition Credits Christopher Marlowe as a Co-author

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:46:47 GMT

A portrait of Christopher Marlowe, a Shakespeare colleague and rival.Marlowe is being listed on the three “Henry VI” plays, parts 1, 2 and 3, which have long been believed to be the work of more than one writer.

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Fiction: Six New Thrillers for Fall

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:22 GMT

The season’s thrillers include Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher novel, “Night School,” and Francesca Kay’s “The Long Room,” about a British spy in London in 1981.

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Nonfiction: Why Are Americans So Anxious?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:02 GMT

A scene from “High Anxiety” (1977), with Mel Brooks and Madeline Kahn.In “America the Anxious,” the British observer Ruth Whippman argues that Americans’ striving for happiness makes us miserable.

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How Marguerite LeHand Shaped the Franklin D. Roosevelt White House

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:36:26 GMT

A portrait of Marguerite LeHand, known as Missy, the personal secretary to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.LeHand, known as Missy, wielded far more influence than her title of secretary to the president conveyed.

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Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Do Not Say We Have Nothing,’ a Portrait of Souls Snuffed Out

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:16:50 GMT

Madeleine Thien’s beautiful, sorrowful novel pieces together the story of musicians’ — and China’s — sufferings during the Cultural Revolution.

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Bob Dylan’s Silence on Nobel Prize Is Called ‘Impolite and Arrogant’ by Academy Member

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:37:06 GMT

Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, but at least one member of the Swedish Academy, which awards the prize, may be growing tired of his lack of response.The criticism of Mr. Dylan came from Per Wastberg, a writer and member of the Swedish Academy that awards the honor. His comments were reported by a Swedish newspaper.

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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Beth Macy’s ‘Truevine’

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:32:52 GMT

Beth Macy talks about “Truevine”; Calvin Trillin and Roz Chast discuss “No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood”; and Molly Young on “Bridget Jones’s Baby.”

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Big City: Are You There? It’s Me, Reality: Grit Returns to Young-Adult Novels

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:01:13 GMT

Brendan Kiely outside the Jefferson Market Library in Manhattan. He is a co-author of “All American Boys,” about the beating of an innocent black child by a white officer.Issue-driven fiction is having a renaissance. Several new books are an outgrowth of the financial crisis, the rise of racial tensions and the increased animosity toward immigrants.

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Fiction: ‘The Red Car’: A Novel of Furious Action and Furious Ideas

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:23:14 GMT

Marcy DermanskyMarcy Dermansky’s “The Red Car” is a propulsive novel that still makes you stop and think.

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Fiction: An Ovid-Loving Loner Moves to Miami Beach

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:23:05 GMT

OvidIn Jane Alison’s “Nine Island,” a woman faces her romantic future.

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Fiction: A New Irish Novel Features Few Commas and Lots of Sex

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:22:50 GMT

A May-December romance begins between a drama student and a London actor in Eimear McBride’s “The Lesser Bohemians.”

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Poetry: Collected Works of a Poet Who Took Her Time

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:22:37 GMT

Marie PonsotMarie Ponsot’s “Collected Poems” is the model for every poet who worships procrastination.

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Fiction: ‘Napoleon’s Last Island’ Imagines the Final Exile

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:22:29 GMT

Napoleon at St. Helena, painted by Benjamin Robert Haydon.Thomas Keneally’s new novel imagines Napoleon’s final exile through the eyes of a young girl.

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Nonfiction: How Two Black Albino Brothers Became Unwilling Sideshow Stars

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:21:32 GMT

Willie and George Muse, 1926.Beth Macy’s “Truevine” tells the story of African-American brothers who found exploitation then a measure of success as circus attractions.

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Nonfiction: A Playwright’s Essays: Richard Greenberg Riffs on Whatever He Wants

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:21:10 GMT

Richard Greenberg, left, and the director Joe Mantello at the Public Theater, 2002.“Rules for Others to Live By” is Richard Greenberg’s first book of original essays.

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Nonfiction: Meet the Couple Who Helped Shape America’s Nuclear War Policy

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:21:03 GMT

Ron Robin’s “The Cold World They Made” is a provocative examination of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, whose views influenced policy makers in the 1950s.

Nonfiction: Saving Nature, for the Joy of It

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:20:41 GMT

Shrinking abundance: Moths swarm around flood lights at a stadium in Newcastle, Australia, 2005.Michael McCarthy’s “The Moth Snowstorm” is a plea to support conservation lest we endanger our own primordial pleasure.

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Nonfiction: A New Biography Focuses on Karl Instead of Marxism

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:20:29 GMT

Lev Kerbel works on a clay model for a monument to Karl Marx.Gareth Stedman Jones’s “Karl Marx” focuses on Marx the man, not the ideologue.

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