Displaying articles for: March 2010

Noir

A master of the sentence sends a P.I. in pursuit of the mysteries lurking in the detective novel. Read more...

Matterhorn

An ambitious new novel recreates the chaos of jungle combat in Vietnam -- from one who took part.

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Solar

From the author of Atonement and Saturday, a darkly comic take on modern science and climate change.

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Still Midnight

Family ties -- among criminals, victims, and police -- are at the bottom of a botched kidnapping in Glasgow. Read more...

Germania

Simon Winder takes a highly personal and humorous look at "Britain’s weird twin."

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Public and Private

Andrew Keen ruminates on J. D. Salinger, privacy, social networking, and The Fall of Public Man. Read more...

So Much for That

A woman's battle with cancer resonates with a wider sense of crisis over health care.

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The Ask

A tale of desperation, betrayal, fatherhood and fundraising.

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White Egrets

At the age of eighty, a great poet pits his voice against the encroaching shadows.

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Reality Hunger

A manifesto from David Shields urges a literature of the remix. Read more...

The Allure of Chanel

She claimed that her aspirations were "modest", but her designs made her a champion of liberation. Read more...

The Big Short

The author of Liars’ Poker finds the financial raiders who knew the bubble was destined to burst – and made a historic profit when it did. Read more...

The Birth (and Death) of the Cool

Is it finally actually hip to be square? Read more...

Lonelyhearts

A new dual biography focuses on the lives and times of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney. Read more...

About a Mountain

Plans for the nation's largest nuclear waste dump inspire a look at the city in its shadow.

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The Surrendered

From the author of Native Speaker and Aloft, a story of war, tragedy and desire on an operatic scale. Read more...

Still Life

An author's investigation into the surprisingly long-lived world of taxidermy. Read more...

Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness

Ariel Gore's new book looks at the complex, sometimes unhappy, relationship modern women have with…happiness. Read more...

Mrs. Adams in Winter

The fascinating chronicle of a First Lady's journey across Europe—as an escaped Napoleon makes a renewed bid for power.

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April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.